May 17. The Curse of the Barren Fig Tree

Mt. 21:18-22; Mk. 11:12-14; Lk. 21:37, 38

On Monday morning as Jesus and the disciples were going back to Jerusalem to teach in the temple, they were hungry. They came to a fig tree full of leaves, but it had no fruit. Jesus said, “Let no fruit grow on you again.” The tree immediately died.