Saint Paul today offers us his famous line about a thorn in the flesh.
“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.”
Paul pleaded with the Lord that he would be freed from this thorn. It is in that context that we hear God’s statement, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. Paul goes on to state that he will boast of his weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me … For whenever I am weak, then I am strong.