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Change Your Hearts and Lives

on March 2, 2016

“Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

“‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’” – Luke 13:1-9

In the Common English Bible version, verse 3 and 5 read: No, I tell you, but unless you change your hearts and lives, you will die just as they did.”

In the parable that Jesus told, the gardener changed his way of tending to the fig tree to see if it would bear good fruit. Likewise, we need to look at ourselves and change the way we act and feel, to be better people and more holy and acceptable to God.

Where is God calling you to change? What are ways that you can change your heart and your life?

How about speaking more words of truth and compassion? How about finding more peace in your life and in the community around you? How about reaching out more to those in need?


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