As soon as I read the story on CNN.com I remembered an old song by Elvis Presley entitled “Run On”. It is true – you reap what you sow. You may not face the consequences immediately but you will face them some day.
I know that from experience, as I had to face the consequences of my choices and every choice has a consequence.
In the story on CNN it seems that an Australian man who was just convicted for murder hid his wifes body in a steel drum. Oh, did I fail to mention that the report said that all happened 23 years ago!
Seems that Frederick Boyle, now 58, told officials that he found his – then – 30 year old wife dead. She had two bullets in her head and one of his neckties around her throat. But, he claimed he was not guilty. Seems some 23 years later a jury found him otherwise.
But, how was this discovered? Seems his son-in-law found the remains in a 44 gallon drum when he was cleaning up the back yard.
So what does the song have to do with this report? Well, look at some of the lyrics and you determine!
Well you may run on for a long time
Run on for a long time,
Run on for a long time
Let me tell you God almighty gonna cut you down
You may throw your rock and hide your hand
Working in the dark against your fellow man
As sure as God made the day and the night
What you do in the dark will be brought to the light
You may run and hide, slip and slide
Trying to take the mote from your neighbour’s eyes
As sure as God made the rich and poor
You gonna reap just what you sow
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