Have you asked yourself anyone of these questions? Has anyone asked you any one of these questions?
What is the right answer? Do you know? Why don’t you share your answer with us? Go to the bottom of this article and leave your comment for others to benefit from.In my humble opinion both should have a place of honor. In my Ile I promote the Olorishas of my community. I feel that a community is well served by both Babalawo and Olorisha.
Consider any other professional services discipline in your community, they coexist, and have a symbiotic relation. A Babalawo and an Olorisha can well serve the same community by focusing on their respective areas of expertise.
Likewise, if there should be more than one Babalawo and or Olorisha in the same community each should visit the other and have an honest discussion wherein they should labor in ernest to identify each others strength for the benefit of the community.
Yes, I know that I’m describing a Utopian ideology. But why not? Other professions do it. Why is it that our community of public servants, i.e., Babalawos and Olorishas not do the same?
If you have been called upon to serve your community, regardless of your office (Babalawo or Olorisha) you have an obligation to serve.
I call upon all my Babalawo, and Olorisha brethren to ponder upon how great our community would be if they where selfishly and honestly served by us. We know if their problem is best served by a Babalawo or an Olorisha. Lets guide them to the right solution.
This year we are going to witness many changes in our respective communities. If you have a position of authority within your community, and are taking advantage of the same purely for your own financial gains, you are going to be recognized by your community and the rest of the world as a charlatan and a crook. It is time to change your ways.