The priest's homily today at mass was pretty good. Today's gospel story took place recently after Jesus fed the crowds of 5000 with a few loaves of bread and a few fish. At this point in time, he had a bunch of people following him around all over the place. But the priest explained that many of these people were following in hopes that their mouths would continue to get fed. But Jesus explained that it was important to follow for the right reasons. He even lost some disciples because of it; they just decided that they were following for the wrong reasons I guess.
It's important that we constantly remind ourselves of why we are following Jesus. If it is because we are selfishly expecting magical benefits to happen, then perhaps we are like the crowd that followed because of the bread and fish. Maybe it's time that we return home for awhile and reevaluate why we are a follower of Christ.
If we find that we are walking with Him with a focus, then by all means, we should continue walking. But if we are dragging expecting treasure from our travels, then I think we are in it for the wrong reasons.
Just my thoughts.