Sunday, September 21, 2008

HOW TO VANQUISH AN ENEMY
E. Stanley Jones, a contemporary of Gandhi in India, points a better way to enemy change

“The method of getting rid of your enemies by loving them—how unsubstantial it seems alongside the quick, solid way of getting rid of them by force! But the method of force turns out to be a great illusion, for if you conquer the body of a man you do not touch the real man. He is still an enemy and now a worse enemy than ever. You have conquered his body but not his soul. Only love and good will are strong enough to reach down to the inner life and turn one from enmity to good will.”

– E. Stanley Jones in Christ of the Mount

Listen to a bit of E. Stanley Jones as he spoke in chapel at Asbury College in 1969

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