THE INCORRIGIBLE

It didn’t seem like it would ever happen. But what wasn’t and has never been a mistake ensued. This is it- that men would be at the forefront of earth’s colonization. Heavenly signatures have been appended from years not known to all mortals and even the some immortals. Your entry to this world as a traveling soul is one of the many things that aren’t mistakes.
No man was born out of a mistake. The natural occurrences of nature took its right course, irrespective of whether you were expected at the time you arrived or maybe you sneaked out and popped in as a piece of surprise. But in any case we are in this world. And we must survive it, live it big, have fun, bless other people’s lives, take from it, give to it, leave a legacy and finally maybe leave it someday. In this period, a lot of things happen. The good, the bad, the awesome, the awful. In all these, we go through several decisions and actions…several of them…so many of them. Mistakes are inevitable. They are the indispensable part of human existence. The ever-standing fortress that reminds us of our imperfection. But the incorrigible is what tears apart the strength and confidence in us and exposes the weakness we hide.
football There are some mistakes we can easily get a second chance to make amends. There are several times the eraser could be used. So many times we can’t but to resort the eraser as the resort. The eraser can wipe of the lead…the duster can wipe off the chalk…that oil can wipe out the paint, that detergent can take out the dirt. But those marks that are written in ink, those inks that are indelible, those wounds that result in scars. How do we wipe them out? How do we get relieved of their grips? They remain incorrigible.
On the playground, be it a game of soccer, of chess, or of football. At any point in time the options are wide. You can pass, you can run, you can walk, you can jump, you can take a shot, you can bring the opponent down, and you could wait a while. Which one do you do? What shows which would be the best? But you have to do it anyway, and in any case, no one wants to know how you choose the best, but everyone expects you to choose the best. Anything aside the best neglects the positive results. The last thing you realize, then the chance is gone. A different one could come, but it just reminds you that you let a better one pass by.
ampe Like our old local game of “ampe”, unlike other games, the choices are only two. The left or the right leg. What a small sample space. Wooow!!! Our chances of choosing the better is greater now. Probability is certainly on our side. But even with that, the odds of nature still exist. The coin could turn, the trigger could lock, the opponent could change, and a cheat could arise. The 50% opportunity could easily turn zero.
Then the alarming and even disheartening exams room setting comes to play in our lives. A period where all things turn different. What you might have noticed well could fly away. When the paper is before you, things change, inks refuse to drop, and lead resists shading. There’s no time to think well. In the presence of the correct answer, the wrong presents itself with so many pleasantries that confusion sets in. It is after the sheets are taken that we realize we’ve made several mistakes. But then they are incorrigible. Just incorrigible.
But there is one way to correct the incorrigible, only one way to wipe out its intrepid aftermaths. It wipes away the scars of the old wound. It heals without blemishes. It doesn’t matter what game you are engaged in, it has the power of total, effective and functional regeneration. Grace is the resort to the INCORRIGIBLE.
 
….benyin-mensah obed (B.M.O)

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