The mountain goat's behavior can be compared to our strength as Christians. In order to walk the path of God's will, we almost have to fly solo like the mountain goat. We cannot be followers of other humans because in the end, we are individually accountable to God. Our climb of that mountain should be like the mountain goat, sure-footed for Jesus Christ, not faltering and with a dogged-determination to reach the peaks of our faith in our Christian walk.
When a mountain goat is confronted with another as he comes up a steep razor's edge, his pride tells him to not give an inch to its counterpart coming down the same ridge. But acting on pride would mean one of them would die, and even these prideful goats would give in to the other for survival. So, one king of the mountain usually lays down to let the other walk over him.
Do you ever feel that way sometimes, when your pride overrides your life but yet you know that it means death of self? There is much to learn from these mountain goats that shedding your pride means turning away from death. Wouldn't we live much more peacefully if we gave way to each other sometimes? Does it mean you are less of a person if you can let others have their way? I think not. I think that God blesses us when we bless others.
Until my next rant...LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!