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Luke 13:18-30. To what should I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.
This is true in the life of the church. Many of us have seen it happen: One person’s “small” idea, based on a chance encounter or an inkling of insight, can grow into a ministry that involves many people and serves even more.
We won’t always see the fruits of our labor. But perhaps we all need a reminder of how our small efforts, our seemingly small offerings, and our small selves can make a difference in God’s dream for the world.
I don’t have much experience with baking bread. But I do know how small that packet of yeast is—and what a big difference it makes. What can each of us do today to be yeast for the world?