You Are Worthy
Like the fig tree, you are worthy. You’re not a lost cause. You’re not a waste of resources. You deserve to be nurtured. Your fruit will come. Like the gardener, you are invited to see others with audacious hope and bud-ding potential. The lesson of the fig tree invites us to unpack the source of our worth in a system and society that often measures worthiness by commerce, production, output, success, status, achievement, ethnicity, and gender. We might ask, “Can the fig tree have worthy even if it never produces any figs?” What does that mean for us if the answer is “yes”?