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Be Broken. This is Real Life.

Ok, so I know that not all of our KAE subscribers are Christians.

Good! And we wouldn't want it any other way.

This brand was derived from our belief in God and the kindness He shows towards us each day (because that's literally how many times we mess up- EVERY DAY). However, this brand isn't for Christians only. Kindness is for everyone- young, old, rich, poor, white, black, and every one in between.

Now, let's get back to today's blog topic: BROKENNESS.

I attend a church in White Plains, NY called 'Ridgeway Alliance Church'. Anyone who lives in or near Westchester County, I suggest you visit! You can sit with me :-) Ok, you don't have to however if you do visit, then tell us how you liked it!

I digress.

The pastor spoke about brokenness and how it's something no one actually wants to experience, yet if you asked a room full of people if they've experienced it, no (honest) person in that room would be able to keep their hand down. The pastor referenced 2 Corinthians 12. In this passage, Paul says,

"Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Many theologians have tried to posit what the 'thorn' Paul mentions actually was Some say it was a physical ailment, others say it was anxiety , depression, etc. The pastor introduced a new thought saying, 'maybe the thorn was left undefined because its purpose in the scripture is to have it be defined by the reader. Our focus shouldn't be to define the 'thorn' but identity the thorn within our lives and approach it the same way Paul did, "delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Who has ever been weak? Me- physically, emotionally, physically, mentally, and any other '-ally' you can think of.

Who has ever had a friend let you down? Me- and honestly, it was the same friend. over and over again.

Who has ever experienced hardships? Let the church say amen.