Lenten Thought…Which Wolf Will Win?

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An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life.  He said to them, “A fight is going on inside of me.  It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves.  One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority.  The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.  This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too.”

The grandchildren thought about this for a moment and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee replied, “The one I feed.”      – Christian Clippings, February 2006.

Jesus calls each of us to follow him in the way that leads to love and light…on the path that is compassion and hope.  As you journey down the road to Jerusalem with Jesus in these coming weeks, may you discover the wolf within that hungers for God’s love and grace and may you fill it such that all goodness overflows in every word you speak and every action you take.

Lenten blessings,  Nancy