© 2006 Tyrone Vincent Banks
Ever since I started reading the bible
My head has been filled with so many voices
Not the harmful ones that often tell us to do harm
But the righteous ones that tell me to do good
I’ve spent over 36 years learning all of the bad habits that I try now to disown
One habit would be the swearing
Hello, my name is Tyrone Banks and it’s been 3 days since I’ve said my last 4 letter word…
I know that the path that I am trying to walk will be a difficult one
Years and years of bad habits
Like a smoker to cigarette
And drinkers to drink…some old habits “die hard”
I’m trying to modify my temperament
I’m slowly learning the ways of patience
If God was not patient with me then I would have surely ended up in a bad way
the 4 letter words that float within my head have been replaced by a strange conversation of prophets in which one will ask a question and another will analyze it and yet another will offer forth a theory and another an answer.
A long sermon has started within where I analyze the ancient words utilizing ancient forms of speech to come about an idea born of today’s Etymology. I then place meaning in different examples and before that thought has concluded – another one begins.
At first – I thought that I was simply losing it
Now, I’ve realized that I am not losing it, but I’m loosing a part of it
The 4 letter words that roam within my cranium have been lost to a more righteous conversation.
I find myself reading the Bible and actually looking forward to the next read.
I’ve just finished the story of Isaac, son of Abraham and half-brother of Ishmael. I’ve ventured through the lineage of Jacob and Esau. I could not resist and I peaked at my next scheduled chapter about Joseph – the son of Jacob (Israel).
It’s all coming together
Slowly and surely and in spite of some confusion
It’s coming together and making sense!
If those voices crowd out the sinful words that I have mastered then
I will welcome these voices of the Bible to consume my entire being and to make me a better person and a better Christian.