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The Gospel shows us, first, a conversation between Jesus and some people who told Him about a tragic situation that happened. Jesus made clear that those things did not happen because they were greater sinners than the rest. But even more, Jesus was emphatic in the main lesson: if you do not repent you will all perish as they did. The point is simple and very important: we can ask many questions about the problem of evil; we can reflect and talk about important issues. In the end, what matters is if we repent, if we work for our conversion and live according to the Gospel.

Lent is a time to bear fruit. This is why the second part of the Gospel tells us about the parable of the fig tree: from a simple perspective, if a tree does not give fruits, you cut it off. But Jesus, the gardener, intercedes for us and obtains a new opportunity. Lent is that time of salvation in which we should offer some fruit. We don´t know how many more Lents we will have; how many more opportunities. Now is the acceptable time, now is the time of salvation. Let us give fruits now.

With my prayers,
Fr. Daniel