Commentary on the Gospel of
Trees are our great teachers – strong and silent, dependable, able to endure great storms that would blow us away. Christians down the ages have seen deep significance in trees. They can also illustrate something for us. Trees are our oldest neighbors so they can speak to us. More than that, they have many things in common with us: like us, they bear good fruit and bad, or much fruit one year and little the next, or none at all (some are all blossoms and show-off). And like us, they are incapable of producing fruit that is not in their nature to produce. To understand ourselves we could do worse than sit under a tree for an hour.