Saturday, May 14, 2011

Who Do You Feed?

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life....He said to them, 

"A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight between two wolves. 

One wolf is evil - he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego. 

The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. 

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too." 

They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win, Grandfather?" The Elder simply replied, "The one you feed."

I love this so very much, and after seeing the movie yesterday, the above sums it up perfectly! 


  1. I love this! I am going to print this out to read often and share with my kids. Great lesson and with the cool wolf theme, my kids will pay attention. :)

  2. I've heard something similar to this recently and loved it.

    There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

  3. Unbelievably perfect timing Jen! I've been dealing with struggles the last few weeks and this post really hit home! I "counseled" my brother and his wife all weekend and I think the good wolf/bad wolf anology is perfect for my to pass onto my brother! We'll talk soon girl, it's been a crazy couple of months!
    Love you,