By Carrie Gress

Fruitfulness is a major theme in Scripture — think of the Parable of the Sower of Good Seed (Mark 4:1-20), or the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13:6-9).

COMMENTARY: It is no accident that fruitfulness is now missing on the spiritual level. With some exceptions, it has been all but abandoned by the culture and even the faithful.

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