Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GETTING RID OF ENEMIES

E. Stanley Jones points out the most effective way to deal with one's enemies

My thanks to Linda Spaulding for reminding me of this statement by Methodist missionary to India E. Stanley Jones:

“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

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