Painting Luke's Gospel

The Kingdom of Heaven

Since the Wild Olive Tree Cafe opened in 2015, Gabrielle has been our chief cook. Knowing how important her baking has been to the life of the cafe in the church, it is very pleasing to read Jesus’ parables in Luke chapter 13, where the Kingdom of God is likened to a woman kneading yeast through dough.

This simple, daily act, with something so small has a transformative effect and gives a great metaphor to ponder on.

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”

Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

Luke 13:18-21 (NIVUK)

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The Gospel of Luke uniquely illustrated by Iain Campbell

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