New address: 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1409.
In "Amazing Grace," a Tapestry of Faith program
The group shares the central story of the session, which involves internal battles between right and wrong.
Tell or read Story 1,"Two Wolves: A Cherokee Tale." Alternately, you might ask for one or more volunteers to read it.
"Two Wolves" is very short, but it has impact. After telling it, lead a discussion with questions like these:
Do you sometimes feel that you have two wolves inside of you, one bad and the other good? How do people feed these wolves?
Remind the group (or inform it, if you have not already done Session 12), that some people believe in the idea of original sin. They think that people are sinners from the moment of birth. (See Activity 2 of Session 12, Human and Divine.) Others disagree. They believe in the basic goodness of people. Many Unitarian Universalists and humanists (see Faith in Action of Session 12, Human and Divine) feel this way. They believe that most people are the best people they know how to be, even if they are not perfect. What do your youth think? Which wolf do most people feed?
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Sidebar Content, Page Navigation
More Ways to Search
Donate to Support This Program and the Ongoing Work of the UUA
Read or subscribe to UUA.org Updates for the latest additions to our site.
Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.