Jesus also used this illustration:
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread.
Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour,
it permeated every part of the dough."
permeate: to be diffused through; pervade; saturate (dictionary.com)
So, Jesus is saying here that we are to spread the love of Jesus in the surroundings into which God has placed us?
Think about that – what would our lives be like if we didn't hold back but allowed God to take our gifts & graces & use them in every area of the place we inhabit:
our gym or workout facility,
our favorite restaurants,
our regular grocery store,
our doctor's or dentist's office,
our mechanic or car maintenance place,
or any other area into which we frequent.
An what would that look like? How exactly would we do that?
By letting the love of Jesus channel through us, no matter where or no matter who?
And if each of us did this, in turn, what would our world end up looking like?
Chew on that one for a while...