Out of all Christian denominations, Catholicism has got to be the most complicated and most opposed to our current global culture (which is largely influenced by the West). It is also quite difficult to integrate this profound way of life with traditional Zimbabwean customs. As a practicing Catholic living in the challenging world of the 21st century, I find myself with many questions on how to live out my faith in a manner that is true to who I am and reflective of the immense love of God. This section contains all my research, reflections and musings on living an authentic, Catholic life in a modern world.
Life is difficult. There are so many things that require attention and care at any given moment. On top of that, there is a lot of internal work that must be done in order to understand oneself and, by extension, understand the communities we live in. The articles in this category are drawn from my observations on life in general, how I interact with others and the results of my constant introspection. I hope they will be as revelatory to you as you read them as they are to me when I write them.
A man I admire greatly, Dr Jordan Peterson (you will see him quoted shamelessly at various points on this website), said something along the lines of fiction being more true than reality. I understood this to mean that good stories with archetypal characters tend to hold a truth that stands the test of time, even if they are made up from the imaginations of a dreamer (think Animal Farm, The Alchemist, Lord of the Rings, Till We Have Faces). I want to write stories that have this kind of impact, stories that point to a truth more profound than reality. Read these figments of my imagination and let me know how I’m doing in the comments.