There are monsters among us. They really exist. They are evil. They come in all shapes and sizes. They try to suck the life out of you. But they don’t know what I know:
I willingly boast of my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I am content with weakness, with mistreatment, with distress, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ; for when I am powerless, it is then that I am strong.
—2 Corinthians 12:9b-10