Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We Don't Have to Be Pretty or Smell Good to Make a Difference

This is an excerpt from today's reflection by Melanie Rigney in Living Faith

Yeasts are funny things, fungi, really. They're not pretty, and some of them smell. Yet without these fermentation and leavening agents, we wouldn't have wine, beer or a host of baked goods. Yeasts begin small processed that spawn big results.

It may not seem that visiting a sick friend or helping out at a food pantry or giving money to a charity can matter much. . . But just as Jesus' ministry began small and continues to inspire billions some 2000 years later, so can our actions make a difference in the lives of our family, friends and strangers. We don't have to be pretty or smell good. We just have to be open to being part of the process.

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