Monday: 10th September, 2018

1st reading: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8
Psalm 5
Gospel: Luke 6:6-11

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

When one is asked to consider the amount of money needed to build a new teaching hospital in Ghana, answers are likely to be a significantly huge sum. The same will not be said if the item to be built was a shed . We tend to see our ability to do little things but wave away the opportunity to do amazing things using the excuse: ‘that is too grand’.

We have become so used to seeing the value and power of big sums of money, specialised abilities and ‘extraordinary’ people with apparently far superior skill sets that we no longer consider smaller things to possess any capacity and potential. In many cases, this includes our very own selves. Sweetheart, regardless of the amount of dough available, only a small amount of yeast is needed to make that dough rise’ and that is the message God wants us to know today.

We cannot keep underestimating the potential of the yeast we are just because we encounter a big lump of dough because however small our yeast may be, we have the ability to make any dough rise. Let us not succumb therefore to using size as our excuse for running away from the situations that are within our capacity.

Remember # as yeast, we need not fear the dough.


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