Hypocrisy | Greed | Money

“I tell you solemnly, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 19:23).

Composer Rudolph Friml once turned on the radio and was outraged to hear one of his great songs being used as background for a beer commercial. Immediately he called his manager and expressed his indignation over his song being “vulgarized” in that manner. “I demand that you do something about this outrage at once,” he bellowed. “But, maestro,” the manager replied, “I’ve been saving this as a surprise. I made a deal with the beer company and you’ll get at least fifty thousand dollars for the rights.” After a moment’s silence, the maestro purred, “It does have a nice commercial…

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