“And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.” – Mark 11:13-14 . The Lord Christ Knows for sure that it was not the time for figs, yet, He came, not to curse the tree itself, but to remove the curse that befell us, by cursing the fruitless trees. – St. Cyril, of Jerusalem . ‘How could the Master order the withering of that fig tree, when it was not the time for figs ?’, says: [There is little sense in giving all that importance to cursing a tree, while not contemplating in what the Lord meant by that miraculous act, to glorify Him ! ]. – St. John Chrysostom