THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
I think of this fairy tale as I write this message. It is the story of an emperor who loved clothes.
One day, two strangers arrived at the palace.
They told the emperor that they were tailors and could create the most amazing designs. The emperor was excited because he needed new clothes for a special event.
The attire was really expensive but the emperor was ready to pay any price for it.
Then the strange tailors told the emperor of a strange condition.
The clothes will be invisible to a fool!
The emperor and everyone in the palace did not want to look like fools so they made up their minds to like the clothes.
The tailors brought the clothes. They placed them on a chair in the royal chambers.
The emperor could not see any clothes but he did not want to be called a fool.
So he ‘pretended to wear the clothes’ as he came out of his room to attend the special event.
As he went down to the palace courtyard, he felt funny. He felt as if he was naked.
He asked his wife and everyone in the palace but since they did not want to be called fools, they said the attire was lovely.
The king entered his chariot and was driven through the streets and suddenly a little boy exclaimed,
‘Look, the emperor is naked.’
And soon the entire town yelled as they echoed what the boy said.
The emperor and the royal household had been FOOLED because they did not want to be called FOOLS.
This story, as absurd as it sounds, relates so well with the life of many young ladies today. They want to dress the way others are dressing.
Many times, they are not comfortable with what they are wearing. They feel they are NAKED BUT they don’t want to look odd and appear like FOOLS among the happening babes in town.
Babes who dress so skimpily that you are tempted to ask why they bothered to wear any clothes at all!
Like Pastor Mildred Okonkwo asked in her book, JUST ALL GIRLS, ‘Young lady, how can you be NAKED AND NOT ASHAMED?
It doesn’t matter if every other lady is exposing all the parts that should be kept hidden.
Choose to be different.
You don’t have to be naked to be well dressed!
Some ‘funny people’ may have told you that you need to dress like that to attract a man. I know a lot of men seem to like ladies that dress that way. But you do not have to conform to the world system.
Ladies, do not be FOOLED into going naked.
A modest apparel is all you need. The precious things in life are not EXPOSED. They are found in the deep.
Keep your treasures away from prying eyes.