March 13, 2013
One More Year —Nadia Bolz-Weber helps us see a parable with new eyes
Take some time to read—or better yet, listen to—this sermon by the ever-creative Nadia Bolz-Weber, who shares her thoughts about Jesus’ parable of the unproductive fig tree, the angry and impatient vineyard owner who is ready to chop it down, and the gardener who steps in with a better idea. Nadia says, “I can relate to the poor fig tree in our parable for today. The fig tree that for whatever reason cannot produce. I feel like that not infrequently, maybe you do too. Unable to produce. Produce writing, or results at your work, or completed job applications. Unable to produce the improvement in the relationship with your mother than you’ve been trying to accomplish. Maybe we are all fig trees in a way.” Nadia Bolz Weber is a pastor whose work we’ve featured before. Her blog, The Sarcastic Lutheran, is part of the Patheos website.