“Love thy enemy.” The enemy is the unknown; one who is perceived to have a different purpose and therefore cannot be trusted. To know the enemy is to bring them close and to understand their motives. The only true motive can be a call for love or an extension of love. There is nothing else. In the realization of a shared purpose, oneness (love) is recognized. Ender is one of a group of youths chosen to form a defensive army to protect earth from an alien invasion.
Ender recognizes a killer instinct (the ego) within himself and his brother. In his sister, he sees the reflection of compassion and kindness (the Spirit). The ego’s world is a battlefield in which killer instinct is valued and used to destroy, and compassion is seen as weakness. Regardless of the external situation, Ender has no choice but to play his part in the plan and to go forward in certainty and strength without holding back. When given the opportunity to lead, Ender guides his team using collaboration, inner listening, and faith.
The Spirit has always been communicating with the mind. When the realization of innocence dawns, there is nothing to go back for. The protection of the symbol of innocence, the Christ child, becomes the only mission.