Most of us don't know much about mustard, ancient Jewish practices regarding leaven (here's a hint - it's not modern yeast by any stretch of the imagination) or much of what Jesus was saying. Here's an attempt - let me know what you think.
|Um, this is the kingdom of heaven?|
33He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a bad apple that a woman took and mixed in with three bushels of apples until all of them were spoiled.”
44“The kingdom of heaven is like a stock tip hidden in a financial report, which someone found and kept to himself; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that stock.
45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a developer in search of good real estate; 46on finding one parcel of land of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.