Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time 2014

In the Gospel at Mass today we hear Jesus tell the parable of the yeast: “The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened” (Matthew 13:33). I’ve heard that three measures of flour weighs about sixty pounds and is enough to feed about a hundred people. The key is that only a little yeast is necessary to leaven the entire batch. We can see the same power in our own lives. A small touch of grace can radically reorient our lives towards the Kingdom. Or we could think of the example of the saints, the saints are the yeast that make the whole world rise. May we be open to receiving grace, and being kneaded, so that we can be a leaven for our communities.

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  1. Margaretann Aquaro says: Reply

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the yeast that fills me with grace to build my faith and keep my day Christ centered.

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