In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul talks of his thorn in the flesh. In Galatians 4 Paul tells how the assembly received him, despite the infirmity of the flesh. Some assume by taking these two passages and consider the weakness was in the eyes; it could have been, but there are other answers that are just as acceptable. For instance, it is possible that at some point the stoning(s) that Paul received left him with brain damage and either partial mobility issues or seizures. It is possible that Luke traveling with Paul was more than mere companionship, but that Paul suffered some mental or physical ailment that obliged a physician's assistance. For instance trauma of the head can manifest in narcolepsy. Can you imagine, preacher, suddenly falling asleep in the midst of the message? That would certainly be a change of place. It is possible that the satanic assault (perhaps brought on by the recovery from stoning) could have manifested in Paul with many kinds of unsightly drooling, tics, ... of the physical nature, but also of the mental problems associated with going through any major traumas - three times. I know that Paul certainly spent a great amount of time in his writings addressing the issues of the old versus new nature conflicts. Often it is the case that what a preacher preaches on the most, they have a problem within themselves. I am not supposing any condition or lack upon Paul. That is not the purpose of the thread. Paul obviously had some problem that some believers did not want to associate with him or he wouldn't have complimented the Galatians for accepting him. What I am asking: What "besetting sin" or condition can a believer manifest that would prevent the believer from being accepted into the assembly? Can you think of any physical, mental, emotional, ... condition in which the assembly should ask the believer to no longer associate with them?