2 gates 2 trees 2 foundations
I'm concluding the summer preaching series: "Summer on the Mount: Jesus tells it like it is" with Matthew 7:13-29. In this test Jesus sets out three sets of 2's: gates, trees, and foundations. The altar-piece graphically portrays 2 trees: a fruit-bearing blood lime tree and a pulled-up, dried-out thistle bush. Thistles grow with no work and untended. Limes take continual work; watering, pruning and fertilizing. But the fruit is worth it.