Is this Love? Q3 – the imagery


Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:18-22

Don’t know what all that means – but here is a nice picture …

The Withered Tree …

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DEAD!

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The Tree of the Cross …

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DEAD!

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The Tree of Knowledge (and “that” Fall) …

tree-of-knowledge

VIBRANT!

It has to be, Paul – it was in “The Garden”!  And if it looked all withered and bad for me – who in their right mind would have been tempted?  Anyway … I hear apples are good for one’s constitution … Have one –

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Which leaves us with …

The DEAD Tree of the Cross

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All dressed for Church, and in its usual place.

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And after church, come and see me – 

apples

I have plenty more where that came from!

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