(Mt. 21:18-22, Mk. 11:13-14, 20-25)
This episode presents the story of the barren fig tree. The fig tree had a magnificent view and lush leaves, but had no fruits. Christ was hungry and did not find any fruit on the fig tree. And because of this the fig tree dried up. The fig tree symbolized a whole nation, that is, the Jewish people. But this example concerns each of us personally. Every Christian should look at the example of the fig tree and in order to bear fruit, should take the first step — to forgive all who have sinned against him or her.