An excerpt from today’s first reading:
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our Paschal Lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. — 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
A little malice, a little act of selfishness or self-gratification, a few moments of losing self-control can derail us from our walk to holiness.
We do not stray from the path to righteousness or become completely numb or indifferent to sin or lose our conscience through one significant act. It happens one seemingly insignificant act after another.
But, one little holy thought, one little act of kindness or selfless sacrifice, one moment of self-control can start getting us back on the right track.
Our walk to holiness does not only take one giant step. It also takes a series of small steps.
“A little yeast leavens all the dough.”
It works either way. It is up to us what kind of small acts we will choose to do... starting today, this very moment.
P.S. This is also true for our dreams, our careers, our businesses, and whatever we are doing... or chasing.