Then I began to see the value of having a few enemies. I actually found myself thanking God for them because I realized how much they had taught me about the parts of myself that I never wanted to look at: my own weaknesses that so easily pop up when I have to relate with those who are at odds with me. Thus, my enemies actually lead me to see parts of myself that I can so easily tend to hide.

Joyce Rupp, The Star in My Heart