The Battle Within

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
November 30, 1989

An old Cherokee describes an experience going on inside himself….

“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.

The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This 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.”


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  1. Such true words. Thank you for always providing us with interesting reading.


  2. Now that is a great story. Eatificaiton is the key. 🙂


  3. Lyn said:

    Wonderful post filled with truth and wisdom.


  4. kenny, i think i was nearer a child the last time i heard that. had forgotten how powerful the imagery of which one i “feed” is. needed that reminder. thank you! xo –kris


  5. "Working for Christ" said:

    Excellent post! 🙂


  6. I have always loved this story and no truer words can be said. We all have a choice. Good morning btw 😀 ! Have a great and blessed week!!! 😀 (no tissue–yea…)


  7. My husband just shared this in our Bible time a couple of weeks ago. I had never heard it before. The words are so simple, so true. We can apply it not only to what we feed ourselves, but also what we support externally.


  8. I first heard a version of this illustration of the old man and new creature in Christ back in Bible College in the ’60;s, The evangelist in chapel gave us a word picture of a cart with two horses hitched to it. The horses were hitched on opposite ends of the cart. The cart would go in the direction of the stronger horse. Regardless of the analogy, the truth of II Cor. 5:17 is usually relevant. It is far too easy to feed on worldly things. That’s why the morning story is so good to point us in a positive direction. Thank you, Kenny.


    • I like the version of the horses and the cart. Thanks for your comments. And hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  9. Greg said:

    Reblogged this on Loose Him and Let Him Go and commented:
    A very good example as to why we must attend worship, be in fellowship and read The Word!


  10. Powerful wisdom in this! Thank you for sharing and God bless! 😀


  11. “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.” Thanks for posting that and all these wonderful short powerful stories. Now I’m going to get another cuppa and sit with the Word a while.

    Peace be with you, Kenny.

    Lee 🙂


  12. I love this one best– it’s a perfect analogy of our inner battles and how to win (or lose) them! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!


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