For 26 October 2019, Saturday of week 29 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 13:6-9
Jesus told this parable: â€œA man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, â€˜See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?â€™ He replied, â€˜Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.â€™â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.