10th June 2018.

Stephen continued our series on Joseph this week, talking about Joseph’s reunion with his brothers (Genesis 42). During this talk we focused on how you treat people who have hurt us, how power can test you, and about ensuring your life is built on firm foundations.

“Sometimes our greatest test comes not when we have nothing, but when we have been offered everything” – Stephen Hackney

“Christianity has adjusted itself much too easily to the worship of power.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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.”