Context: Last Friday I tried to write a blog whilst having a treatment in hospital. However, this proved impossible, so in the evening I tried again, this time using a prayer I wrote a short while ago:
What you have done is put aside your old self with its past deeds and put on a new self, one that grows in knowledge as it is formed anew in the image of its Creator (Colossians 3:9-10; TIB).
God, transcending race and gender,
My Creator and Defender,
Teaching me with love so tender:
May I grow like you.
God, transcending creed and nation,
Worthy of all adoration,
My forgiveness and salvation:
Make me one with you.
God, transcending earth and heaven,
Heal the sin and fear which deaden
My poor heart, so I may leaven
All the world, like you.
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened (Matthew 13:33; NRSV).