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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 1, 2018

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FRIDAY, June 1

Matthew 13:33 [Jesus] told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

One of the cardinal rules of cooking is that small details make a big difference. Heat the olive oil too quickly, and it becomes bitter. Leave the brownies in the oven a moment too long, and they lose their gooey perfection. Open the oven while the soufflé is baking, and the perfect round dome will collapse and cook unevenly.

The same rule applies to the kingdom of God: The smallest of things can make the biggest of differences. Although they are tiny, mustard seeds grow into enormous bushes. Just a pinch of yeast leavens a day’s worth of bread. Because these items are so small, we’re often tempted to ask, “Is this enough? Will this little bit amount to anything?” Jesus reassures us that even the smallest seeds of grace, gratitude, and love grow in amazing and abundant ways.

MOVING FORWARD: Try a new recipe this week. Pay close attention to the details.

PRAY for the Diocese of Costa Rica (Central America)

Today the Church remembers Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 167.

Ps 31 * 35 | Proverbs 23:19-21, 29—24:2 | 1 Timothy 5:17-22(23-25) | Matthew 13:31-35

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