Jesus and the fig tree

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Bible quotations in this article are taken from the New Revised Standard Version.

It happened in a flash. Insights can be like that. One minute something can seem incomprehensible and the next it all makes sense. Most of us have had that experience, whether we’re struggling to understand a foreign language, tackling a knotty business issue, or trying to get a new cell phone to work. In this case it was a Biblical text whose meaning had been obscure to me but had suddenly become clear.

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