Today we hear a parable in our apocalyptic Gospel lesson about a fig tree which is meant to wake us up, to startle us to attention and spur us to action. While only God knows when the Son of Man will be coming in a cloud at the fullness of time, what would it mean for us to wake up, and be at attention and ready for action, and realize that the Kingdom of God is near? One way we can make the most of our time until that day comes is by getting a workout of kneeling and standing, praying and working, so that we have a healthy routine which helps us know that Christ is near and is coming again.

Luke 21:25-36

Fig Tree Fun and an Advent Workout