What becomes of the fig tree that was reluctant to bear fruit? As in many of Jesus’ parables, this one ends leaving us in suspense. Was it dig up? Cut down? Transplanted to another Vineyard? We don’t know. That’s not the point. What we do know is that there is a good gardener and that the fig tree is in his hand. That he will continue to feed and nourish and care for it. But the grace it is richly given day upon day, week upon week, year upon year will keep it. And sustain it. And make it prosper. Wherever it may be planted.