Jesus admonishes us to change our ways.
Jesus also reminds us that we will face difficulties in life, sometimes because of our own behaviors.
These difficulties are not sent to us as punishment but are opportunities for us to turn toward God and realize that God is there to sustain us in these times, just as the gardener lovingly cultivated and fertilized the barren tree to give it another chance.
Jesus will offer us guidance, comfort, and mercy in times of trouble when we turn to Him.
The heartfelt acknowledgment of His goodness and our sinfulness will result in regret for our failings.
This regret can cause us to change our ways.
The choice is yours – will you turn to God and repent, allowing Jesus to feed your soul?