A Cherokee Legend

Soul Snack 46/13 ... 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."

A man will control his thoughts or his thoughts will control him. He is either enslaved or free.

There is a default thought position within our brains, and as with flowing water it always descends. 

The first action in self-feeding is to recognise the poverty of thought patterns; the second action is to simply follow the Apostle Paul's advice:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Phil 4:8)

A man's thoughts are his heart's food.

Today's Soul Snippet:

Jesus' love of you is greater than your sins in you.

#This tale has coursed around the world in many and various forms for a long time, although I suspect it truly did originate with the Cherokees.