Originally Posted by Magdlyn
And Paul was a burning man himself. He had a "thorn in his flesh."
I read two rather interesting studies on Paul, which both touched on the subject of the thorn. Over 2000 years, many different conditions have been proposed as the Thorn in the Flesh, sexual urges and physical ailments being in the forefront. However, both of these studies pointed out that while it is impossible to know what was the thorn, the one thing Paul in his letters expresses most spiritual anxiety over is the fact that before becoming an apostle, he was an avid persecutor of the Jesus movement.
BTW Mags, are you basing your interpretation on Jesus being married to Mary on Gospels of Philip and Thomas or some other source(s)?
"Resentment destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stems the root of our spiritual disease."
"In dealing with resentments, we set them on paper - list people, institutions and principles with whom you are angry. Ask yourself why you are angry."
"In most cases it was found out that our self-esteem, our pocketbooks, our ambitions, our personal relationships, including sex, were hurt or threatened. We were sore, burnt-up." Alcoholics Anonymous, 64-65.
Last edited by BlackUnicorn; 07-06-2011 at 08:29 AM.