29th Saturday in Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday October 27, 2018 Twenty-ninth Week of Ordinary Time  WORD of the DAY   He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? … And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. [So] cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’  He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not, you can cut it down.” (Luke 13: 1-9)   How shall I live this Word? For humans, temporizing is synonymous with weakness, irresoluteness, and incapacity. Yet God is described by the Gospel, according to an anthropomorphic analogy, as a judge who, despite having every reason to condemn humanity, decides to stop and abstain...