The fable tells of Goody Two-Shoes, the nickname of a poor orphan girl named Margery Meanwell, who goes through life with only one shoe. When a rich gentleman gives her a complete pair, she is so happy that she tells everyone she has "two shoes". Later, Margery becomes a teacher and marries a rich widower. Margery’s wealth enables her to help the poor just as she herself had been helped. She remains adamant that money is to be used for the good of others less fortunate than oneself, not only for personal benefit.
You may be asking yourself, 'how does this relate to KAE?'
KAE was created as a reminder. Not simply a reminder for others but a reminder for ourselves as well. A reminder that we have a divine responsibility to live the message we preach- to walk the walk and talk the talk. A reminder that it is not all about us. A reminder that everything we do has an impact. When you see people doing something, there is always a reason. There's a reason why your parents raised you the way they did, there's a reason a president may choose the path of politics, there's a reason why a pastor may feel like He should live a life that leads others to God. There is always a reason. So why KAE? What is KAE's reason for being here?
KAE exists for four extremely important reasons:
1. To identify and rid ourselves and those who come in contact with us of self-righteousness. Self-righteousness is an elevated sense of another person's brokenness, paired with an unrealistic assessment of our own senselessness. We live in a critical world. An extremely critical world. Turn on the news, read a newspaper, open Twitter, peruse Instagram, or click on Facebook. Pick one, any one. Criticality is an engrained part of our life. So what causes us to be critical? The false sense of self that leads us to believe that we have earned what we have. We've been conditioned to believe that it is solely by our power, greatness and awareness that we have what we have. That is not so. There are people much smarter than you and I, much KINDER than KAE, much more famous than us. That is a reality. However, we are fully aware that just as they have purpose, so do we. Unapologetically. With this knowledge comes an understanding that we have what we have because of God's grace. This blog could have come from anyone else. We thank God for the opportunity to be here. To exist. To connect with you. Therefore, we cannot boast of our own strength because the reality is that it could have been anyone. We only hope and pray for continued obedience and impact.