Worthless Pursuit

Worthless Pursuit

Sukumara Kurup is on the run, or living in disguise or dead.  He was inspired by an insurance fraud committed in Germany.  He took an insurance policy in Abu Dhabi for a value of about 30 lakh (3 million) rupees, which was a great amount in 1980s.  Coming to India, he planned to fake his death: stealing a body from mortuary or from a grave or kill someone.  First two failed, hence his accomplices picked up K.J. Chacko, newly married and her wife was pregnant.  Chacko was made to drink poison-laced liquor and choked him to death; dressed with Kurup clothes and wedding ring.  Then took the body, soaked in petrol was set on fire to give an impression that he died of an accident.  Police found out Kurup’s conspiracy, but he escaped to India before he could be caught.  A bungalow for which Kurup killed Chacko, and destroyed many lives stands lonely and abandoned – like a guilty witness; according to Cithara Paul (The Week 2 May 2021)  Love for money, greed, wrong models and evil mindset lead this person to pursue wealth that was not his, dreaming of comfort, luxury and peace.  Kurup shattered many lives and made his life miserable living in constant fear and running to escape law.   

Judas loved money more than Lord Jesus Christ.  Probably, he thought Lord Jesus would escape as on several previous occasions and he will be richer.  However, it was not so.  Judas threw the very money he loved (30 pieces of silver) in the temple and hanged himself.  (Matthew 27:3-5) Kurup wanted to live a peaceful and luxurious life in a bungalow, which he could not possess.  

Wise Proverb: “Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.” (Proverbs 23:4,5) Christian life is life of contentment: “But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”  (I Timothy 6:8)  

Do I have contentment with godliness which is great gain?  (I Timothy 6:6)

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