Every labourer is a father, his labour is his child. Choose your project carefully and achieve
Once a person has decided upon his life work and is assured that in doing the work for which
he is best endowed and equipped, he is filling a vital need, what he then needs, is faith and
integrity, compiled with courageous spirit so that no longer preferring himself to the
fulfilment of his task, he may address himself to the problems he must solve in order to be
Rich and poor have always existed and always will.
Why? Because there are those that work and those that don't, those that wish to earn their
living and those that prefer to do nothing.
Those that work, that want to work, are not poor. For it is true that Our Lord the Creator
sends us into the world as equals, but it is also true that when one is born one is neither
rich nor poor. One is naked.
It is later on that one becomes rich or poor, according to one's desserts.
Yes, we too are aware that giving alms serves no useful purpose. For there is only one means
to solve the poverty problem. work.
We have said that whoever doesn't work because he doesn't want to is poor. We have said that
wealth has to be gained through hard work. We have said those who don't work starve. And now
we add that the capacity to earn depends on the individual: Each individual is responsible for
his misfortunes, his fate. It is wrong to expect help to fall from above, as a gift: Wealth has
to be deserved. Work is one of the commandment of Our Lord the Creator!
If each and everyone endeavours to cooperate and work in as much as his capacity permits, our
faith rests upon the Almighty God that he would bless the results for us.
It is not sufficient simply to see and admire the natural beauty and fertility of Ethiopia.
It is our obligation to work upon and benefit from this country whose fertile soil has been
granted us by the Almighty God. We have to gain honour and pride for the country.
Whatever the task may be, man may begin it but he cannot complete it, unless God sustains
and supports him. If he fails to accomplish the task on which he has set out, having worked to
the best of his ability, he is not to be maligned by being called lazy.
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