||ENDS AND MEANS IN CONFLICT 31 B. The Enemy Love your enemies. Jesus Christ54 It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. Mohandas K. Gandhi55 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. St. Paul56 We ought not to retaliate or render evil for evil to anyone, whatever evil we may have suffered from him. Socrates57 And what must we do when we find the enemy? Within or without? Who ever told us we were to kill the enemy? First off, we can't, not really. He just reappears in another disguise. After World War II we shifted our shadow from Germans and Japanese to Russians and Chinese. The only balance in this mental musical chairs was a nice though accidental parity of both oriental and occidental enemies. We still knew no peace, only Cold War interspersed with hot flashes rather than world war. The key, within and without, is reconciliation. We must acknowledge and embrace the shadow. Then we are both disarmed. Unconditional surrender of any part of our psyche, other than our egocentric capacity, is as wrong as that demand upon a foreign foe. The temporarily defeated part of the whole will simply resurrect in fearful form. The parable of the Wheat and the Tares gives great insight into our soul and also into our world.58 We largely ignore these parables or stories because our powerfully analytical world can't understand 54 Matthew 5:44 55 M.K. Gandhi, Non-violence in Peace & War 249 (India: Navajivan Publishing House, 1949). 56 Romans 12:21. 57 Crito, The Dialogues of Plato, vol. 1, 390 (B. Jowett, trans.) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1875). 58 See R. Rohr, Wild Beasts & Angels (cassette tapes published by the Nat'l Catholic Reporter Pub. Co.: 1986).