Luke 13:1-9 The Patient Gardener

How do people who are responsible for so much tragedy and evil get away with it? We can well imagine those who came up to Jesus that day, telling him this story about the blood Pontius Pilate had spilled in keeping a lid on dissension against Roman Rule in Jerusalem wanting Jesus to condemn Pilate and Roman Rule in particular. They would want Jesus to join in on their chorus against Roman Rule and oppression. Yet, the amazing thing is this story is that Jesus does not condemn Pilate! So many wrongs are done each day. So many things are not fair! So many times, people get away with something and there appears to be no justice! We expect some kind of response from Jesus! We expect him to say something about this blatant injustice and yet he turns it all around and asks about our standing before God.