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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."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ukraine in the News in America - Religious split - 1768

            A letter from Volhynia says, "The Bishop of the [Orthodox] Greeks has been massacred by the Peasants of tyhe Ulraine, for having given notice to the Governor of Pawalocz and Lieutenant of the designs of our Insurgents by which means they got out of there way. The Governor of Sinila flew off in his shirt, abandoning his wife and children to their fury, Gentry, Ecclesiasticks, United Greeks &c. have all been murdered by those rebels, who spare neither women nor children. The rebels have already murdered many thousan Jews; they burn all their books and papers, destroy their habitations, and carry off their provisions. It is afforded, that the cause of these disorders, that the confederates of Bar threaten to murder those old Greeks unless they embrace the Roman Catholic religion.[1]

[1] The ESSEX GAZETTE; From Tuesday, October 11, to Tuesday, October 18, 1768;  Salem, Massachusetts.

Transcribed by John Peter Thompson. March 5, 2014.

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