The queen of a hive of bees ascended one day to Olympus to present Jupiter with fresh honey from her combs. Jupiter, delighted with the offering, promised to grant whatever the queen bee wished. She asked him for a sting, so that if any mortal threatened her honey, she may kill him. The request displeased Jupiter because he loved men so much, but he had no choice. He granted the request, but told the queen bee that if she used the sting, it would take her own life. Evil wishes come home to roost.
Evil deeds “come home to roost,” too. We cannot expect our actions to disappear into a dark void never to return. As much as humans wish to avoid responsibility for their actions, the Bible returns us to the good sense of the Apostle Paul’s words, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” (Galatians 6:7).