In Dr. Suess' story, "The Zax," he tells of two creature he named Zax. One, was making his way up North and the other was headed South. When they bumped into each other in the prairie of Prax neither one was willing to step aside. Their pride and determination locked them into place.
The North-Going Zax complained that his path was blocked and demanded the South-Going Zax to get out of his way. The South-Going Zax was insulted. He insisted that he always went South and that the North-Going Zax was in his way. The situation escalated and with each one unwilling to serve the other by simply stepping aside.
The story ends with those two stubborn Zax standing in the middle of a highway, which was built right over them. They had become a memorial to selfishness. The highway was called the, "Zax bypass". Those poor creatures didn't realize that by serving each other they would have been helping themselves.
Sound familiar? Whether it's dealing with people in church, family, or friends there is time to put pride to the side. How often do we not do what makes since because we have always done something a certain way or how many friendships are ruined b/c it's our way or the highway? As Christians we must look past our own noses and not get stuck in our selfishness. God bless!