Feeding the wolves

A native American grandfather, talking to his grandson about the terrorist attack of September eleven, said: ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is vengeful, angry and violent. The other one is loving and compassionate.’ His grandson asked: ‘Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?’ The grandfather answered: ‘The one I feed.’
These are wise words and speak powerfully to all of us as we confront the terrible reality of terrorism, that is able to reach even into our own community. We also have to decide which of those two wolves within us we shall feed, and whether we shall lash out violently and indiscriminately, thereby exacerbating the hatred until it destroys us all; or, while defending our freedom, ensure that peace with justice undergirds all that we do.

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