A bishop led his flock to burn down the local synagogue. The emperor considered ordering the church to restore the building. Until he heard from Ambroise.
Will you give this triumph over the Church of God to the Jews? this trophy over Christ’s people, this exultation, O Emperor, to the unbelievers? this rejoicing to the Synagogue, this sorrow to the Church? … It is a serious matter to endanger your salvation for the Jews.