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ONE DAY A GRASSHOPPER DECIDED TO PLAY WITH A HARMLESS LOOKING SPIDER. SO, HE CRAWLED SLOWLY IN THE HOT SUN AND CAME WITH IN A FEW INCHES OF MR. SPIDER. THEN, HE GRADUALLY CAME WITH IN A VERY SHORT DISTANCE OF THE SPIDER. AND THEN, SLOWLY BUT WITH APPARENT DELIBERATION, THE GRASSHOPPER REACHED OUT WITH ONE OF HIS FEELERS TOWARD MR. SPIDER AS IF TO SHAKE HANDS.

QUICK AS A FLASH, OUT WENT ONE OF THE SPIDER’S LEGS, AND WHEN HE HAD WITHDRAWN IT A WEB HAD BEEN ATTACHED TO THE ANTENNAE OF THE GRASSHOPPER.

INSTEAD OF FLYING AWAY, AS HE MIGHT EASILY HAVE DONE, THE GRASSHOPPER REACHED OUT ANOTHER MEMBER, WITH THE SAME RESULT. TIME AFTER TIME THE PROCESS WAS REPEATED, UNTIL THE HOPPER SEEMED TO BECOME AWARE THAT HE WAS GETTING INTO TROUBLE.

BY THIS TIME HE WAS RESTLESS, AND HIS MOVEMENTS WERE MORE FREQUENT, BUT EACH TIME HE RAISED AN APPENDAGE A NEW WEB WAS ATTACHED. FINALLY IN DESPERATION, MR. HOPPER BEGAN A REAL STRUGGLE TO FREE HIMSELF. BUT, IT WAS TOO LATE.

AT THE VERY MOMENT WHEN HE COMMENCED IN EARNEST TO ATTEMPT HIS ESCAPE, MR. SPIDER JUMPED UPON HIM AND ROLLED HIM OVER AND OVER IN AN EVER-INCREASING COAT OF WEB UNTIL, WITHIN JUST A FEW MOMENTS, THE GRASSHOPPER WAS BOUND AND HELPLESS, AND MR. SPIDER BEGAN HIS MEAL.

THIS IS JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ENTANGLED WITH SIN - DRAWN AWAY OF THEIR OWN LUST, AND ENTICED WHICH LEADS TO DEATH!!!