On the day following Palm Sunday, a day filled with praise and exaltation, Jesus passes a fig tree on his return to Jerusalem. The tree appeared fruitful but was found bearing no figs – a metaphorical- foreshadowing of the people’s faith in Jerusalem. Jesus cursed the tree and it withered away.
As we enter holy week, consider your own faith. Is it superficial, appearing to bear fruit like that of the fig tree and people of Jerusalem? Or do you have the faith to move mountains (Mathew 21:21)?