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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Friday of the 8 week in ordinary time ‘b’

Mk 11:11-26

Some things just don’t work the way we expect them to, and I am referring here to equipment that we use daily which fails on us. The Internet stops working, the microwave, hair dryer, vacuum, and many other things. When things that we expect to be working properly stop cooperating, we may get angry. Yesterday I wanted to print something very quickly on my printer and each time it would pause on me and give me the message that something is wrong. I got angry. So, I was thinking to myself, this is the last time I purchase a product made by that brand. You know what I am talking about? We all have those moments when something just doesn’t work the way we expect it to, and we react with anger. In the Gospel today, we read that Jesus was hungry and when He saw a fig tree, hoping to find some fruit on it, He was very disappointed that the tree didn’t have any fruit on it. Jesus got angry and He said: “May no one ever eat of your fruit again!” and the tree withered. You and I are expected to bear spiritual fruits; if not we will be useless.

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