Open Forum: What Was Paul’s ‘Thorn in his Flesh?’
In II Corinthians, Paul speaks of a mysterious ‘thorn’ in his flesh:
“Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, taht it would leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.'” (II Cor. 12:7-8).
What is this mysterious thorn? Blindness? Women? Homosexual desire? Any other suggestions, especially creative ones?