The recent killing of a family of three in Duncan, OK by the son in the family has made national news.  The county DA has made the comment that the only remorse the son has shown was because he was caught. [1]

In a way is the son any different than us?  Do not all of us at times want to avoid the consequences of our actions?  What we really want is to be able to do what we want to do without any consequences.  In this case, the son wanted the wealth of the family so he could continue his extravagant lifestyle and the only way he could obtain that was for his family to die.  Somehow he thought he could get away with it.

How often do we not commit certain acts because of our fear of the consequences and not because we are convinced it is wrong?  It has been said in many different ways that the measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.  Our character is what we are really like, not the façade we put on for the world to see.  And as we have shown in this blog, it is our character that will determine our eternal fate.


[1]  Dylan Goforth, “Duncan teen charged in the killings of his family”, Tulsa World, October 16, 2014, pp. A1 and A4.

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