Learning to delight in physical limitations (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Posted on September 19, 2018 
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“The persistent pressure of a physical ailment.

In a passage of intimate personal biography Paul reveals that he was troubled by a physical affliction. He calls it ‘a thorn in the flesh‘ – language which suggests that it was something very painful and unpleasant, something physically agonising, intolerable, exhausting. …”

– In this article, first published in the Australian Church Record in November 1960, Alan Stibbs reflects on what Paul learned in suffering. (Photo: ACR.)