I wrote my morning commentary on the gospel portion for today (Mark 11:12-14 and 20-25). I felt as though my close reading of Mark, after several years of studying the history surrounding the life of Yeshua, helped me understand the lesson of the fig tree for the first time.
I’ll say just a little here and try to persuade you to follow the link and read the rest. I really believe Yeshua’s teaching for his disciple community (and thus for our own communities we form as his disciples) is powerful and paradigm-changing. If we truly followed Yeshua’s lessons, such as that of the fig tree, we would change the way we see things and do things. We would understand the meaning of our togetherness and worship in a different way. And in our Messianic Jewish and Judeo-Christian contexts, we would find deeper meaning in the Jewish liturgy and other prayers such as Yeshua gave us (I refer to this in the notes at the end).
Now, did I persuade you? If so, follow this link to read more.