Who are your enemies? Are they people you know? Do they work with you at your workplace? Do they live in your neighborhood? Are they a competitor in business, or love, or for power? Is it more basic? If your competitor flourishes, will you or those you love starve or go homeless or die of sickness? Or are your enemies a nameless, faceless “them”? On this day of days, the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and the foiled attack on the House, Stop and pray for your enemies. It doesn’t matter where you pray. You can be in your office, home or take refuge in a church, temple, mosque or shrine. Take a deep breath and pray to your God for greater understanding for yourself and your foe. Wisdom and compassion don’t come from reading books, cannot be taught in a class and are not the exclusive property of any people or class. Wisdom and compassion come from God. You have to ask for them, but they will be given to you. Wisdom is in very short supply at all times and there is a critical shortage lately. Suck up your pride and leave it like dirty laundry behind you and ask your God for wisdom and compassion and to give your enemy these gifts in the same measure. You will be amazed by what happens.