Dear Church Family,
Does it feel like today is another day about, well, nothing? That’s how the Seinfeld sitcom described itself – a show about nothing. For many, today stretches out in front of us like another day of nothing. The days between Palm Sunday and Good Friday can feel rather vague as well. Typically, we go to church on Palm Sunday and then anticipate the following weekend. But those days of the Passion week were far from empty for Jesus.
On this day, Tuesday, Jesus cursed the fig tree for not bearing fruit. Then he said this: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (Matthew 21:22).
Don’t make today a day of nothing. Go trim a fig tree, or at least rake some leaves; look for the supermoon tonight, if the sky is clear; spend some time in prayer. Today is another gift from God, and “Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.” Elizabeth Barret Browning.