Trying to Gain the Whole World

Posted by Unknown Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Bible asks the question, "what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"

This age old question found its answer in the sentencing of Bernard Madoff. 150 years in confinement, stripped of any financial assets, and destruction of your family name is no question the losing of one's soul. Abandonment by wife, family, and friends is isolation of the worse kind.

Common street talk would say, "if you are going to steal, steal big." I would pray that any who would give this idea serious thought; reflect on how quickly from discovery of the crime, to the sentencing of the crime, and to the complete ostracizing Madoff received. If he was asked the honest question, "was it worth it?" I'm certain he would say no - the price was too high to pay.

My mother would say, "honesty is the best policy!"

Yes it is!


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