Do Not Pass?
This morning, I was on a four-lane highway, driving to Best Buy. For about a half-mile there were warning signs… “Road Blocked Off”, “Do Not Pass”.
As I waited in the correct line, along with other drivers, vehicles were flying past us in the forbidden lane.
Way up ahead in the distance, I could see these vehicles pulling in-front of the line.
I thought to myself, what is the school of thought going on in those driver’s minds?
Did they feel an accomplishment to move ahead of others by cheating and cutting in line?
Did they feel their time was more important than those people whom they did not know?
Could they possibly have not seen the many road signs of warning?
These are questions I will never know the answer to, but I wonder if that is how they operate in their every day affairs.
Can you feel good about stepping on others to get to where you want to be?
Do you live your life with the attitude, you are more important than anyone else?
“Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
“I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Étienne de Girêllet
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself,
taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
Philippians 2:3-8 (NASB)
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