Mark 8:16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

From the mathematical implications that follow the making of this statement by Jesus, He very much had every reason to be upset. If 5:5000 and 7:4000, then there was definitely a greater probability for 1:13 also with left overs. Jesus therefore had reason to question what his disciples had been doing all along while they followed him.

It was as though they were only enjoying the thrill of the journey with Jesus but were yet to actually begin their own journey with him; More like they had taken those words ‘follow me’ literally and hence were doing just that. They enjoyed ‘tagging along’ but their thinking exposed the fact that they were not paying enough attention.

My dear, on any journey we find ourselves, we cannot afford to pick nothing up along the way because as we journey on, there are lessons and experiences that are meant to streamline our thinking, attitudes and actions towards a particular course.

We should neither just stroll on and allow these learning opportunities to pass by unused nor permit circumstances to dictate how much we learn on our journey.

As we celebrate the special people around us this Valentine’s day, let us take nothing for granted but be prepared to learn, unlearn and relearn so we can forge better relationships with them. If even you do nothing extraordinary today, at the very least, make sure those special people get to personally hear from you how blessed you are to have them in your life.

Remember # you are worthy to love and to receive love.

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