Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Of Love and Avarice

A few months ago I had a conversation with a friend about a not-so-great-guy that she had recently dumped. She related that a few friends had realized - while she was still captivated by him - that he wasn't so great, but hadn't said anything.

When she asked them why they hadn't warned her, they replied:

"Because you wouldn't have listened."

This past week I heard and read all kinds of comments about the Madoff securities fraud and many of them were variations of my friend's question about her lost love: "Why didn't someone warn me?"

Would the answer have been the same?

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain." -1 Timothy 6:10 [International Standard Version, 2008]

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