Which Wolf Wins?
In his first day in office, President Obama attended a prayer service. Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, told a story from Cherokee Tribe about a man trying to teach his grandson about the internal battle we all face, one between a vengeful, angry wolf and a compassionate, faithful one. When the grandson asks which wolf wins, his grandfather replies: “The one you feed.” Watkins said the faltering U.S. economy and strife around the world, are “crises that tempt us to feed the wolf of vengefulness and fear.” She urged Obama to “hold your ground.” “We need you to feed the good wolf within you, to listen to the better angels of your nature, and by your example encourage us to do the same,” Watkins said.
So as we consider reform on Wall Street we are well to consider which wolf we want to feed… Wall Streets Greed or the Needs of Main Street?