We must nurture our better nature

A Cherokee wisdom story may help to shed light on what is at stake in this year’s presidential nominating process.

One evening a grandfather 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, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, superiority … The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, kindness, compassion and faith … The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?” The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.”

I’ll leave it to the reader to determine what candidates and organization are feeding the “evil wolf” and who is feeding the “good wolf” or the “better angels of our being.”

What is at stake in this election? Nothing more than our soul as a country and people.

Dick Hall

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Peace Fellowship

Coupeville

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