Ask them not what they are like in public. But more so when no one is watching.
The Wolf has,
made his first howl.
His presence shocked me not,
Watch and wait I will.
Patience, belief and reason,
These are my shields.
Oh Wolf, I hear you howl
This is an old piece which I wrote over 25 years ago. I was attending a university conference where students across the UK came together to talk about their faith experiences. Share stories, engage in Q&A sessions. The subject of hair came up. A student stood up and asked panel, how do we stop the big bad wolf ? He was referring to Sikhs who kept uncut hair. The symbol of hair (Kesh in Panjabi) forms part of one of the 5ks in Sikhism. For this student the wolf is temptation, influence. I remember coming away and writing this the next day. For anyone who wants to practice their faith fully, across any religion, we have to deal with the wolf every day. The power rests in the individuals hands whether they let the wolf through the door.
Post header image acquired at here.
I attended a blog party hosted by Jirah Merizz. As part of our introductions we were asked to share a positive message. So I’d like to share that with you all too. #staysafe #stayhealthy
Image of sun peering through tree taken during walks at Leybourne Lakes in Kent, UK.