The Gospel tells us that we are like fig trees called upon to bear fruit. In the parable, the fig tree produces no fruit. It is wasting space. We can relate this situation to other Gospel images such as the light hidden under a basket, the squandered inheritance, or the salt that has lost its favor.
Each parable calls the disciple to act on their faith and to complete the work Jesus set out to accomplish.If you look back over the past year and can admit that nothing has really changed in your living the virtues; that your life with God has not produced anything, then the Gospel is for you.
To find heaven read the scriptures and then go out and allow the words to produce much fruit.My friends, your life shortens with every breath.Take responsibility for your faith or your soul will surely waste away, not by a sudden tragic event, but from inertia, from your own choice to do nothing, like the fig tree.
“Worship God first” according the Rites given you by the Church and then, “go out and make disciples” from those who are lost, confused or who deny God.It is in the very act of ‘going out’ that produces the fruit that fulfills God’s purpose in you!