Pride will make you do stupid things. I was listening to NPR on the way home tonight and they were talking about Zimbabwean president Mugabe who was recently re-elected to his position amidst credible allegations that the election was rigged.
They played a quote of him from a meeting of African leaders and he said something to the effect that "we will work with the other party to bring about what is best for our country. UNLESS we are told to do it by outsiders."
They're willing to resolve their differences, unless they're told to do it. We're all like that though. We're willing to do a lot of things, so long as we're in control. We don't like to be told what to do, even when it's in our best interest.
If we did, then following God would be easy. We'd just do what he said. Love how he loved. Live how he lived. We're too proud. JM