One evening an old Cherokee Indian 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.’

A Tale of Two Wolves

4 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Wolves

  1. Pingback: A Tale of Two Wolves | Through the Eyes of This Calvinist

  2. There’s a lot of truth to this post.

    I’ve heard it used of a black and white dog. May I suggest that if a person has been born again by the Spirit of God, he or she is the white dog, but will be pestered by black fleas until death or the Lord Jesus comes. Apart from the Lord Jesus, there is no “white” dog in us.

  3. Wow! How true is this? Thank you for sharing this concrete example of our every day spiritual battle. May I be careful to starve that mean old evil wolf and nourish the good one.


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