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The Al-Shabaab angle component in the North-Eastern Kenya

Introduction Religious fundamentalism is a hot topic to handle today especially in our volatile unpredictable   environment that is being rocked by terrorism, suicide bombers and general global security upgrades both nationally and internationally. In this paper we want to venture into what exactly is religious fundamentalism and its root causes, to understand a pastoral approach in a society cocktailed by major religions (Christians, Muslim and Judaism,) who profess in the same God, but their way of relation is a bit intense, departing in different directions with no intention of uniting but a close co-existence amidst soft and hard intolerance attitudes.
       Religious fundamentalism has its context and environment of operation. In this research of North-Eastern Kenya with a group called Al-Shabaab. An infiltrated terrorist group with lethal impact that come with untold sufferings to the innocent Kenyans on their soil. 
Religious fundamentalism is usually religious movement or point …
Focus on your own sins...

Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognising one’s own faults.

We sometimes become policemen of other people and we fail to see how weak our very selves are. Just sort out your own issues, don't become so holy than thou...

If you find out that you are good in that area, know that some are still struggling, help them rather than condemn them.

“It’s difficult to admit being guilty, but it does so much good to confess with sincerity. But you must confess your own sins”.

Pope Francis wants us to confront our own selves and condemn our very selves not of others.

Don't carry someone else to your confession. Not your children,  husband, wife, mother-in-law, or any other persons alongside.

The Pope continues with the following episode:
“I remember a story an old missionary would tell about a woman who went to confession and she began by telling her husband’s faults, then went on to her m…

WHEN THE ROAD IS TOO STRAIGHT, THINK TWICE

You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going off road.

Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.

To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness.

It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures. It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity.

Being happy is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves.

To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become your destiny's author.

It is to cross deserts, yet to be able to find an oasis in the depths of our soul. It is to thank God…