Learn from Creation

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 34th Friday of Ordinary Time November 27, 2020 WORD of the DAY  He taught them a lesson. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.  Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” (Luke 21: 29-33) How shall I live this Word?   A parable, taken from the fields, teaches and stimulates us to evaluate: “Look at the fig tree … learn!”. The fig is a plant that sheds its leaves and this fact in Israel is unique; and then it seems that its winter break is longer than other fruit trees. Finally, with the first warm days, the fruit sprouts together with the new branches, like the leaves, without passing through the flower to be pollinated; and in sprouting the fruit also precedes the leaves. There is therefore an essentiality and an immediacy that...