While studying St. Mark's account of the fig tree incident in Chapter 11, two major things struck me:
Firstly, that "fig" is actually the name of a fruit (thanks to Google) and does not mean unproductive as Sunday school narrative made me believe. Some even pray that every fig tree in their lives be uprooted by fire. Ehn, you might as well pray that every Mango tree in your life be uprooted by thesame fire.
Secondly, it wasn't the fig trees fault that it had no fruit, according to St. Mark's account of events it was not the season of figs; it had leaves and would probably have produced fruits in due time. Nonetheless, it was still cursed to wither- and it did.
This teaches me not to trust in my innocence or orderliness for exoneration, just to pray never to be a victim of circumstances. The innocent suffer justly too.P.S.: You will be surprised how much insight you get when you reconsider the familiar.