The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site was built between 1162 and 1345. On April 15 and 16, a big part of it was destroyed while renovation work occurred. The firefighters could prevent the worst. In the whole country, the flags were on half mast and a donation campaign started.
It’s almost unbelievable but forgers opened their own donation account and took personal advantage. It reminds us of Jude who kept account and took money every so often. He pretended to take care of the poor (John 12:4-8) and ultimately betrayed Jesus for about 10,000 Euros.
The plans of godly people are right. But the advice of sinners will lead you the wrong way.Proverbs 12:5
Jesus lived the exact opposite:
- Do good in the hidden places
- Rather take the short stick
- Serve others opposed to rule them
- Forgive if someone does you wrong
What did you learn from Jesus?
Bible text for deepening: Matthew 6:1-8