Zelalem Eshete, Ph.D.
This is a follow up to my previous article entitled: Ethiopia Anew: A Call to Amhara Ethnic People. One needs to read first my recent articles entitled: Wholesome Ethiopiawinet: Unity & Beyond and its background Ethiopia Anew: The 10 Theses in order to understand the gist of this article.
Accept Our Heartfelt Identification with You
You have a choice to hear and accept those of us who are standing in the gap to agree with your pain (means confess in Greek); change our thinking about you because of our agreement (means repent in Greek); join forces with all to birth a new Ethiopia in a spirit of Wholesome Ethiopiawinet (means discovering our true identity).
You also have a choice to dismiss those of us who are reaching out to you in love, and instead embrace hate, bitterness, and revenge.
Nothing good comes out of hate and bitterness. It only makes you a prisoner of the past. This in turn holds Ethiopia (and yourself) hostage from having a future. Therefore, be yourself, you are loving people who give meaning to decency. Choose to love, and forgive. This is the well-known Divine order for releasing healing. Then only you can move on forward as a free people.
Accept Your Destiny as a Center of the New Ethiopia
You are the center of Ethiopia interconnecting the diverse ethnicities that are spread around you in a circle. Even the capital city of Ethiopia is at your center. You and Ethiopia are linked inseparably as the two faces of the same entity. Here you have no choice – you are it. You are the soul of Ethiopia, Ethiopia cannot exist without you. You too cannot exist by yourself without Ethiopia. Unlike you, most any other ethnic group practically can exist by itself apart from Ethiopia the same way Eritrea does. Destiny didn’t give you that option, accept your destiny and exhibit your greatness.
Therefore, you cannot save yourself and abandon Ethiopia at the same time. All the time you do so, you sabotage from being known as you truly are. It is time you talk louder than any body else about the New Ethiopia in a spirit of Wholesome Ethiopiawinet. Your existence depends on it.
Accept Your Destiny to Lead Us into the Future: The New Ethiopia
You are the largest people group in Ethiopia. Despite this fact you are marginalized and abused. Your great brokenness has lifted you up to be the One to lead us forward as one Family under Our Creator. In the past, things were easy. Exercising force was the tool to construct Ethiopia. Now things have changed. Your tool is only love to construct the New Ethiopia. The world holds you to the highest standard in the 21st century. You have been prepared from the beginning of time for a time like this. Embrace love and find out what you are made of for real and what you are capable of doing. You will be our wonder. Only hate and bitterness keep you from your God given destiny to lead us to the Ethiopia: the super model of the world. Live out your calling by causing all Ethiopians hold hands with each other to stand together as one people for a New Ethiopia as never before.
Dr. Zelalem Eshete may be reached at: [email protected]