About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were sacrificing at the Temple in Jerusalem.
"Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than other people from Galilee?" he asked. "Is that why they suffered?
Not at all! And you will also perish unless you turn from your evil ways and turn to God.
And what about the eighteen men who died when the Tower of Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem?
No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will also perish."
Then Jesus used this illustration: "A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed.
Finally, he said to his gardener, 'I've waited three years, and there hasn't been a single fig! Cut it down. It's taking up space we can use for something else.'"