I’m really enjoying Quora’s tailored weekly digests.  Last week, I received this one, entitled, “What’s your favourite parable?”:

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.


The same day I read this, I also happened to see the verse of the day:
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
Now, I just so happened to be worrying a bit about an upcoming trip.  And I was feeling a bit of self-pity about how much better I could be doing with my life, in general.
This verse, along with Tim Johnson’s favourite parable, gave me just the kick in the arse I needed.  I’ve got a new attitude, and I truly am experiencing great peace, for the first time in a long time.

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