Oct 29, 2020 · The short review of the Parable of the Sower was first necessary because that parable tells us something about the “method behind the madness” of this manner of preaching, for the Parable of the Sower is reflexive; that is, it is a parable about parables — and, by extension, about hearing the word of God in general.
Then Jesus said “And some fell among thorns.”. Since “thorns” are weeds, they tend to grow faster than good plants. As a result, “the thorns sprang up with it (the seed), and choked it.”. Although the seed was sown “among thorns,” it still grew along with the “thorns” which soon “choked” out the good plants.