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During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”

His disciples answered, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”

“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied.

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so. They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them. The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. About four thousand men were present. Mark 8:1-9

If you missed coffee with Jesus in the last couple of days here's a recap for you: July being the seventh month, we are doing a new series called "Seven Series" in which we are discussing Scriptures with a mention of  "seven" in the text.

Today's portion mentions of a miracle Jesus performed openly for a multitude of people. Few things are apparent here.:

* Jesus's concern for the people
* Jesus's hospitality
* Remote chance for finding food for the lot
* Jesus giving thanks for the little that was available.
* Distributing the food
* People were satisfied
* There were left overs!

Inspite of having known these Scriptures since childhood most of us still look at our limited resources and become close fisted, forgetting to bless others. We would send them away to fetch for themselves while we could have shared with them from what we have.

For the little we have, we are never grateful, always complaining, never contend and do not give thanks to the Lord. For the subset of it that we ever express some gratitude for, we hardly distribute it with the needy.

It is not in our interest to see people satisfied; our priority is in getting our fill. Because of these we do not see any left overs at the end of the month/pay period/cycle/season/...

If we wish to see a overflowing blessing in our finances, let us start with the little we have, give thanks and share with those in need... 

So, what's stopping you? Let's get started!

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