From the May/June, 2018 issue of Touchstone
bible Go Figure by Patrick Henry Reardon

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Go Figure

The Gospel according to Mark records two things Jesus did on Monday of the last week of his earthly life: He cursed and dried up the fig tree, and he purged the Temple.

He got in a lot of trouble for what he did in the Temple.

He would be in trouble, nowadays, for what he did to the fig tree.

—Patrick Henry Reardon


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