160. NG’WANA NOGU AGALYAGA NA KAB’ISILE

Research sponsored by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories)

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo ililola ng’wana uyo alinikujo kub’abyaji b’akwe.  Ung’wana ng’wunuyo alinogu ugutung’wa na bhabyaji b’akwe bhenabho. Kuyiniyo, abhabyaji b’agamanaga b’ung’winha jisambo ijo bhadab’inhaga abho bhalibhalambu ugutung’wa.

Ulusumo lunulo lugalenganijiyagwa nu kulimunhu uyo alinikujo ukub’atale bhakwe ilya kuzunya ugutung’wa nabho. Umunhu ng’wunuyo aginhiwagwa jisambo nabho ghagantumaga uluoimala ugwiita imilimo yiniyo umobhantumilaga.

Abha Padri Donald Syberts nu Joseph Healey umujitab’o jabho ijihayile ‘KUENEZA INJILI KWA METHALI’ ‘GUTANANHYA NHULU JA NG’WA SEBHA,’ Uk 48, b’alihaya giki, ulusumo lunulo lugatumamilagwa kuli ng’wana uyo agab’atogishaga ab’abhyaji bhakwe. Agab’ayejaga na gub’igwa mubhuli ginhu.

Ung’wana ng’wunuyo agab’izaga winhiwa jisambo na b’abyaji b’akwe, kunguyo ya nhungwa yakwe iyawiza yiniyo. Abhabyaji bhakwe b’agantulilaga ginhu, guti jiliwa, ijo oliadisagiliwe igiki agwinhiwa.

Ulusumo lunulo lulilanga bhanhu higulya ya gub’iza na likujo lyaguzunya ugutung’wa na bhatale bhabho kuja gujuitumama imilimo iya gub’eja kaya, jumuiya, na Lihanga lyose, nulu sii yose.

Ijinagongeja, ulusumo lunulo lulilanga bhanhu higulya ya gub’iza na bhukalalwa bho gwifunya b’inikili guja gujub’ambilija abhanhu abho bhalimukoye, kugiki nabho bhadule ugwinga umumakoe genayo, bhab’ize na bhuyegi, umuwikaji bhobho.

KISWAHILI: MTOTO MTIIFU HULA NA KILE KILICHOFICHWA

Chanzo cha methali hiyo kinaangalia mtoto ambaye ana utii kwa wazazi wake. Mtoto huyo huonesha utiifu huo kwa kukubali kutumwa nao. Kwa sababu hiyo, wazazi hao huwa wanampatia zawadi ambazo hawawapatii wale wasiokubali kutumwa nao.

Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu aliye na utiifu kwa wakubwa wakwe umwezeshao kukubali kutumwa nao. Mtu huyo, hupewa zawadi kutoka kwa wakubwa wake hao baada ya kutekeleza kile walichomtuma kukifanya.

Mapadri Donold Syberts na Joseph Healey, kwenye kitabu chao kisemacho, ‘KUENEZA INJILI KWA METHALI’ Uk 48, wasema kwamba, Methali hiyo hutumika kwa mtoto ambaye anawapendeza wazazi wake, kwa kuwafurahisha na kuwatii katika kila jambo. Huwa anapewa zawadi kwa ajili ya tabia yake hiyo njema. Wazazi wake humwekea kitu fulani kwa mfano, chakula bila ya yeye kutegemea.

Kwa hiyo, methali hiyo hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na utiifu wa kukubali kutumwa na wakubwa wao kwenda kufanya kazi za kujenga, familia, jumuiya na Taifa lote kwa ujumla.

Zaidi ya hayo, methali hiyo hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na hamu ya kujitoa wenyewe kwenda kuwasaidia watu wenye matatizo ili waweze kutoka kwenye matatizo hao, kwa ajili ya kuwawezesha kuishi kwa furaha maishani mwao.

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AN OBEDIENT CHILD EATS EVEN THAT WHICH IS HIDDEN

The above proverb is about a child who is obedient to his/her parents. For instance, such a child shows obedience through willingness to run errands for his/her parents. As a result, the parents give that child gifts, but effectively snub the disobedient children.

The overhead proverb is likened to a person who is humble to his/her elders and who is willing to perform tasks for them. Such a person gets rewarded with gifts from those in authority after undertaking specified tasks as delegated.

Fr. Donald Syberts and Fr. Joseph Healey, in their book, “KUENEZA INJILI KWA METHALI” on page 48, say that such a proverb is used to refer to a child who loves his/her parents, and who pleases and obeys them in every aspect. Because of his/her good behavior, the child would earn a gift from them, for example a meal, often without expecting it.

Therefore, the proverb imparts in people the virtue of humility and readiness to serve under older ones in building the family, the community and the nation as a whole.

Furthermore, the proverb instills in people the need to volunteer or sacrifice and help those in distress to enable them overcome their problems and live happily.

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