Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. - Voltaire
Sometimes it a thorn that sticks in our heart and other times it is a thorn from our heart that does the most damage.
“Work diligently the soil while you may. Break up your fallow with the plough. Cast away the stones from your field, and dig out the thorns. Be unwilling to have a ‘hard heart’…St. Augustine
Receive thorns with forgiveness, and try to not allow them to grow from your heart. ††† en theos ††† jimwork