The fig tree
Monday morning, Jesus began walking with His disciples to the Temple. It was early in the morning and they were hungry. Jesus saw a fig tree and walked over to it to pick a few figs – which are quite delicious. When He got to the tree, He saw that it didn't have any fruit on it. Jesus just spoke to the tree and told it that it would never have fruit again – and it withered up and died! The disciples were amazed. They had seen him bring dead people to life, but not kill anything. When they asked Him how He did it, He told them that it was just a little faith. He said that if we believe and ask God for something, we will receive it. If we have enough faith, He said, we can tell a mountain to jump in the sea and it would do just that!
Artwork: The Accursed Fig Tree by James Tissot