Sunday 14 May 2023



I was thinking this morning..... Last Wednesday, the 11 years old son of a colleague went for an interview for admissions into Greenspring Schools Lagos. In the presence of the mum, the young man was asked, 'what do your friends say about you?' He answered most sincerely 'My friends say I am a good goalkeeper, I am funny and that I like food.'

As the mum confirmed amidst a burst of laughter, that her son truly loves eba and egusi soup, I couldn't but ponder on the sincerity of the lad. Of all that his friends had to say about him, his love for food was important to him. The question is 'what do your friends say about you?

Before everyone else, you can be a great footballer, engineer or administrator, but what your friends think about you is more about that silent or unknown passion of yours. Is that passion a virtue or a vice? Will your friends say you are a womaniser or a debauchee. To the public, you may be perceived as great speaker, but to your friends, you just might be a fibber.

Real friendship is meant to be a mirror that reveals our true self, but that has become something of a rarity in our world today. People can no longer tell the truth to themselves talk less to their friends.

Many today thrive on falsehood about themselves rather than embrace the truth. Finding out what your friends truly think about you is the first step to discovering yourself. Little wonder Jesus asked His disciples in Matthew 16:13 'Who do people say I am?' For so many, who they are and who their friends say they are, remains a paradox.

Stay hopeful. God's got our back.

Happy Sunday!

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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