A tale of wisdom
A young man approached a wise old man of the Cherokee people and said to him, "I have suffered an injustice from a young man and I wouldn't know how to respond”.
The wise old man thought about it for a moment and said to him, “Let me tell you a story. I too had hatred and contempt for someone who did me a great injustice. In addition, the worst thing was that this person had no remorse for the harm he had caused me. After suffering several injustices, I came to think that life had been unfair to me. However, after much reflection, I realised that the hatred affected me and not my offender. I came to the conclusion that hating is like taking the poison myself, imagining that the other person will die of it. Now I see it in this way. Inside me, there are two wolves. One is very good, lives in harmony with other animals, does not offend anyone and is not offended. When it needs to react, it does so in the right way, without letting itself be taken over by anger and hatred. There is also another wolf. This one is always angry, fights with everyone and even offends others without reason. His anger and hatred are stronger than his self-control. It is a senseless rage because it does not bring about any change. People are still bad. My dear young man, it is not easy to live with these two wolves inside you, because they both want to dominate your spirit and your heart. That is how it is with every human being.”
The young man, perplexed, asked the wise elder, “Who of the two wins in this inner struggle?” The wise Cherokee elder smiled and said, “It is the one you feed."
Conclusion: Humanity, everyone, and we will overcome the world of hatred, revenge and war if we nurture the wolf of peace and harmony within each of us. Otherwise…
As Jesus of Nazareth would say, “Whoever can understand this message, let him understand it and put it into practice.” Otherwise, we will know the desolation of abomination.