Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Patience and the Two Wolves

In Sunday school class this past weekend our lesson topic was patience and why it is necessary for a successful Christian walk. In the course of our discussion we began to think on our daily struggles against our very nature. I mention old Cherokee fable about the two wolves and said I would attach a copy of the story to my blog - so here it is:

A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

I find it very true. What are your thoughts? Safe travels - go in peace.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post, Carlos. I have always appreciated this story, and its truth is undeniable. You reap what you sow, and the wolf you feed is the one that governs over your heart. Isn't it amazing how God's truth can be seen in every land and in every culture, if only we take the time to look and listen?

Mike Williams

Carlos said...

Good points Mike. Don't be a stranger to the blog. Love you little Bro :)