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TWO WOLVES

January 16, 2010

Submitted by Lena Harrison.   It reminds me of what the Apostle Paul says about our dual nature.  Following Christ feeds the “good wolf.”

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.   He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

“One is Evil –  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

“The other is Good –  It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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  1. January 17, 2010 1:26 am

    Seems like I heard that before, or something like it. It is indeed an interesting, clever metaphor for our internal struggle.

    Sirrahc
    AViewFromTheRight.wordpress.com

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