Sunday, March 18, 2012


We had a devotional this week that must of got the kids thinking because they had so many questions after. I heard this story and mental noted to share it with them because they love anything about animals, especially scary ones.

There’s a well-known legend about two wolves:
A Cherokee elder was teaching his children about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to them. “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 grandchildren thought about it and after a minute one of them asked, “Which wolf will win?”
The elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”

We happen to have wolf puppets so I put one on each hand while I read the story. Afterwards, I gave examples of good decisions or bad decisions and they took play food and fed the corresponding wolf. 

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