Behold, the sower went out to sow: and as he sowed, some grains fell along the way, and the birds came and devoured them; and others fell upon the rocky places where they had not much earth, and immediately they sprang up out of the ground because of not having any depth of earth, but when the sun rose they were burned up, and because of not having any root were dried up; and others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them; and others fell upon the good ground, and produced fruit, one a hundred, one sixty, and one thirty. He that has ears, let him hear.
This is my favourite of all the quotes of Christ. I also used it at My Grandmother's Funeral. Referring to her as the good seed. She was a religious woman and a Farmer.
I believe it describes our lives so well. The particular plant that this Ear of Corn came from was saved by the birds from a bird feeder, it had landed by luck in a large planter, in wonderful rich soil. I allowed the plant to live. However I did understand how corn grows, and what makes an ear of corn full. This plant grew to 3 meters, fantastic leaves and so healthy. However it was by it self. so when it came time for propagation it only had itself. So although all things where perfect for it. The plant still failed. We are all like that in a way. we are not islands, nor did God want us to be. Even if all things are perfect, alone we still can not succeed. .