That was really interesting, especially the part about his bipolar disorder ... I thought that rang very true. The religious bits were also well-handled and believable. I'm not usually a fan of stories that are narrated entirely within the character's head, but in the 3rd person, but somehow that perspective worked well for this piece.
I'm struck by the idea that your own faith is what almost certainly what lends the authentic air to the Oralian Way as you portray it here. Nicely done.