What if the ‘thorn in your side’ is a person?

4 thoughts on “What if the ‘thorn in your side’ is a person?”

  1. I find myself wondering about St. Paul’s thorn as well, although as you have astutely pointed out, our thorns can take many shapes and sizes.

    God Bless you!

  2. I find this one very hard to even think about.
    Unfortunately it was a favourite quote from a priest who i worked alongside in youth ministry many years ago and who has since been convicted as a serial paedophile. His name was Fr. James (Jimmy) Robinson. Unbeknown to any of us he was shuffled from parish to parish and ended up escaping to the USA where he was finally confronted – a TV programme on him was the first time I became aware of what he had done.I was totally taken in by this man as were many others; a very charismatic and well liked priest.
    Yes, he is still a thorn in my side even though I was not his victim; I knew those who were. So paradoxically your post has exposed a thorn in my side – because the memory of how I was convincingly duped by this man is hard to come to terms with.

  3. Oh yeah and a very big AMEN, I heartily agree. I always think in terms of Paul’s thorn being something physical but I know many people who have human thorns who God has placed there for a very important reason. Lori

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