“Olamela okhwaranya opuha.” (What you are used to is better than having lots of something good that you are not used to.)
It is like saying “I would rather have the plain food that I am used to than a banquet of food that I am not used to.” This proverb expresses the feelings of many Mwinika people who have been listening to the teaching. They have heard what we are saying from God’s word but it conflicts with what they are used to. The idea is that if you are used to something it is easier to stick with what you are used to rather than to change, even if you can see the value in the new ideas. It is similar to someone in our culture saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” We often use that expression when we want to resist the pressure to change. In this case we are presenting what God said in His word and many people are feeling the temptation to resist it on the basis that they are not used to it.