Matt your article is spot on! It was always supposed to be a two-way conversation between us and God. And God has always initiated the talking. Vulnerability and authenticity has given way to fakery and pretense and disillusionment among Christians. Your fig tree analogy was so compelling! The detractors need to know that true Christianity is all about Jesus,Jesus and just Jesus. He has always wanted to just talk with us and be our Father, Friend and older Brother!