The Parable of the Leaven (Yeast)

Jesus-365-1Story 124 – The Kingdom of Heaven

John the Baptist said to those who came to be baptised, “Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

So what is the Kingdom of Heaven like?

BreadJesus said it is like, “Yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.”

Yeast is a single-celled microorganism which when added to flour with water, ferments giving off a gas. The small gas bubbles transform the bread making it lighter, softer and much bigger i.e. the bread is said to be leavened.

Jesus was saying that the amazing effect of yeast on bread was like the effect of his Gospel on us and the world. Jesus wanted us to open our hearts to his Word, live its message and, in return, enjoy everlasting happiness with Him, the Angels and Saints in heaven.


Without the Gospel of Jesus in our hearts, we will remain dead to the wonders of God’s Kingdom.


Lord Jesus, strengthen my resolve to understand your call, obey your Gospel and be one with you today and every day. Amen

Cross-4RPrayer: Light (Gospel Extracts)

The light of God surrounds me,
the love of God enfolds me,
the power of God protects me,
the presence of God watches over me,
wherever I am, God is,
and where God is, all is perfect.

Private-MomentsPrivate Moments

Music Suggestion: Peace is…

Listen and reflect… pause and talk.

2nd August:

National US Night Out Awareness 

Crime affects others, sometimes scarring them for life.

Spread a message of love; treat others as you would like to be treated.

Pray for all victims… Our Father…

CHAPTER 5: The Kingdom of Heaven (Story No. 4 of 7) (Matthew 13:33, Mark, 13:20-21)