And some fell among thorns;
and the thorns sprung up,
and choked them:
Greek mythology tells of one who, being offererd a valuable reward if successful in a race, resolved to outstrip all competitors.
But, alas I she did not, and why?
Because enemies ever and anon flung pieces of gold just before her.
The temptation was too strong; as often as she saw the glittering coins she stopped to pick them up, and so lost the prize.
A picture that of some who start on the spiritual course; they forfeit the recompense because they stop to pick up gold.
“The deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.”
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