The story of how Jesus cursed the Fig tree and how it died from the roots up, being found dead the next day, always had me feeling this explanation had something lacking. This tree in the picture is a Birch tree that was recently felled. Now it’s spring, the roots are sending sap running out of the bole like its wet. My first thought when I saw this, made me feel queasy as I saw it like someone being beheaded, all the, no head but the body still functioning for a while-YUK!
The I realised this puts the parable into reality for me, you can’t kill a tree until the roots are dead, so it had to be like that. If the leaves had just died they could have grown back, Duh moment!