Wolves inside us

An old Cherokee chief said to his grandson, “My son, there are two wolves inside all of us that battle all the time.

One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, envy, greed, resentment, inferiority, fear, ego, disappointment, doubt and fear,” the chief said.  “The other is good.  It is joy, love peace, hope, kindness, empathy, patience, compassion, gentleness and truth.”

His grandson thought for a moment in silence.  Then he asked, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

4 thoughts on “Wolves inside us

  1. Well said, emotions…our feelings when we feed them can lead to action, thoughts, and attitude held about various things. Depending on which we choose to feed, we can find things transforming for the better or worse. Very thought provoking.

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