Last Sunday night around midnight authorities were called to a Wal-Mart parking lot in San Antonio after a Wal-Mart worker saw something suspicious with a tractor-trailer rig and called 911. They arrived to find a horrendous scene of human smuggling. According to one survivor there were over 100 people packed into the trailer with no light, no water, and only one small hole in the side for ventilation. By the time the police got there the people who could still move were gone. Eight were dead, two died later at the hospital, and twenty-nine others were hospitalized. Some of the hospitalized are expected to have permanent brain damage from the excessive heat and dehydration. The driver of the truck claimed that he was taking the trailer from Iowa to Brownsville, Texas, and did not know there were people in the trailer. He had his commercial license revoked in April in Florida and has criminal offenses dating back to 1995. One of the survivors said they left earlier that evening from Laredo after the trailer was loaded with illegal immigrants from several different groups. He said they were being charged from $700 to $5500 to be smuggled into the United States. It is incredible to see how heartless and cruel that some people can be to others. The Scottish poet Robert Burns addressed his observations about how people can mistreat other people in his poem, Man Was Made To Mourn, written in 1784. Many and sharp the num’rous ills Inwoven with our frame! More pointed still we make ourselves Regret, remorse, and shame! And man, whose heav’n-erected face The smiles of love adorn,– Man’s inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn! How does something like this even happen? How can some people be so heartless as to make profit their ultimate goal no matter what the cost in human suffering that may be involved? The answer is in one verse in the Bible. God inspired the apostle Paul to write in 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs.” It seems that some people are willing to do just about anything for money, no matter who gets hurt in the process. It is truly the source of so much of the evil we see in our world. Keep your heart set on God, practice love, and beware of getting caught in any of the traps of the devil.