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Withering Figs: A Figgy Perspective

30 July 2009 Ministry

The story from the Synoptic gospels (e.g., Matthew 21:19ff.) shows Jesus withering a fig in a passage that often feels out of place. This anger of Jesus, this cursing, is not something that we’re totally comfortable with. After all, Jesus is supposed to be that emasculated European beauty that lets people walk all over him, right?

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