There is good leaven and bad leaven. The leaven of the Pharisees closed off their followers. The leaven of Jesus opened minds and hearts to the plentitude of God’s love.
It’s important to believe that God is oriented to lifting up and forgiving. Rulemaking can be bad leaven and can make others feel separated from God.
Dear Jesus, may I be a bearer of good leaven. May my presence to those most in need lighten their loads.