My great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian, so this story may have come from one of my ancestors.
The story is told of a Native American who was cautioned by a white man about showing too much zeal. My possible ancestor’s reply? “I don’t know about having too much zeal; but I think it is better the pot should boil over than not boil at all.”
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord (Rom. 12:11).