Voices ever ancient, ever new. Tuesday-Week30-2013.

“It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed [in] with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened." (Luke 13:21)

Saint Ambrose of Milan offers the following insight on this verse from today’s Gospel:

“The grain of wheat is Christ, because he was spiritual leaven for us, and many think that Christ is the leaven that enlivens the virtue which we have received. Since the leaven in the flour surpassed its own kind in strength and not in appearance, Christ was preeminent among the fathers, equal in body, incomparable in divinity. The holy church is prefigured in the woman in the Gospel. We are her flour, and she hides the Lord Jesus in the inner parts of our mind until the radiance of heavenly wisdom envelopes the secret places of our spirit.” (Exposition of the Gospel of Luke, 7)

Glory to You Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning is now
and will be forever. Amen!