“And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”” (Luke 13:20-21 ESV)
It’s interesting that a modern synonym for leaven, in addition to yeast, is ‘influence’.
With this tidbit, let’s substitute ‘workplace’ or ‘neighborhood’ or ‘school’ for flour.
“It is like the influence that a woman had in her workplace until it was all influenced.”
So that everyone in the workplace knew of her influence.
Which provokes the question: what kind of influence?
This we ask ourselves: Am I known as a disciple of Jesus? If so, am I known for love or judgement? Am I known as one who cares for or accuses?
These might be helpful questions to begin your next disciple making conversation.
The common verb in Jesus’ commands is ‘love’, seek love.