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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 25, 2018

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FRIDAY, May 25

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.”

So many of Jesus’ parables are about small things—grains of salt, coins, pearls, yeast, mustard seeds—that transform their environments in outsized, even unpredictable, ways. It is as if Jesus is urging us to practice paying special attention to small things that have the potential to transform.

As a bread maker, I have learned that the littlest things count most. Bread can be ruined by too little or too much yeast, too little or too much salt. A loaf can be underproofed or overproofed, underbaked or overbaked. I experience something of a miracle when I bite into a good loaf, because it represents a whole symphony of tiny elements coming together beautifully.

So small, yet so powerful—this is what the kingdom of God is like!

MOVING FORWARD: What small things transform your world? Share these holy moments with us by using #ForwardDaybyDay.

PRAY for the Diocese of Clogher (Ireland)

Today the Church remembers Bede, the Venerable, Priest, and Monk of Jarrow, 735.

Psalm 16, 17 * 22 | Proverbs 8:1-21 | 2 John 1-13 | Matthew 12:1-14



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