Bread of Life
The image of Bread in scriptures and holy teaching is prolific. It is one of those proto-seminal images and is in fact one of the basic foods people share across all cultural boundaries. I recommend my brother's books - Brother Peter Reinhart - on bread. He is the expert.
Today I ask you to just simply sit with the image of bread making for a bit. Think about the idea of yeast, growing and expanding in and throughout the flour that you place it in. It is worked into the flour by the action of kneading. Rolling and pressing the yeast into what is becoming dough, gives it a chance to work itself into the whole mix and influence the dough to begin to rise as the gases given off by the yeast's ingestion of sugars takes place.
What is it in your life that permeates into every aspect and fold of the dough and causes growth? What are you working into your living that has an impact on the very nature of your life and its expansion and growth? This is your yeast, and it produces the quality of the bread of your life. What is your yeast?
Jesus encouraged us with his words: