One of my favorite commercials as a kid was “Where’s the Beef?”  For those of you who are in their 40’s or older, no explanation is needed.  But for the whippersnappers, here’s the gist. wheresthebeef Three older ladies walk into a fast food restaurant and order hamburgers.  When the ladies are served their food, they notice the bun swallowing the patty.  One lady with a distinctive and memorable voice keeps saying, “Where’s the beef?”  My family cracked up every time the commercial aired.  If you have never seen it, I found the classic Wendy’s ad on YouTube.  Here’s the link: Where’s the Beef?

So, my question for everyone is

“Where’s the Beef?”

The origin of this idiom is uncertain, but we know the phrase is used as means of complaining, grumbling, or protest.  It’s probably more often said as, “What’s your beef?”  But for the purpose of this entry, I’m asking,

“Where’s the Beef?”

Does anyone else find it disturbing that the front runner for the Democrat Party is under FBI investigation?  Does anyone really care Hillary Clinton compromised national security while serving as Secretary of State when she unilaterally decided to use her own “home brew server” and a personal email account to conduct government business because it was “more convenient?”  How many noted her story about dodging sniper fire after landing in Bosnia on a diplomatic trip as First Lady?  There was no sniper fire.  The only thing she’s dodged in recent memory is the truth.

Proverbs 12:22 shares:

‘The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.’

For whatever reason, our society no longer cares about the truth.  Remember the story, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf?”  In this classic tale from Aesop’s Fables, a young shepherd boy grew weary of watching his sheep, and in his boredom concocted an idea.  He decided to scream at the top of his lungs, “Wolf, wolf, the wolf is chasing the sheep!”

The villagers scrambled up the hill to fend off the wolf.  No wolf.  The shepherd boy found this amusing.  He screamed out “Wolf, Wolf” a second time.  Once again the villagers came to assist the shepherd boy.  Seeing no wolf, they left grumbling.  Then it happened.  A wolf attacked the flock, scattering them over the hillside.  This time when he cried out for help, no one came.  When the villagers noticed the shepherd boy was late returning home, they climbed the hill to check on him.  They found the boy weeping.  He wondered why no one came to help.  The very last line of the tale reveals the reason:

“Nobody believes a liar…even when he is telling the truth.”

But that’s not the case today.  Either Hillary’s staunchest supporters dismiss her perceived propensity to fabricate as being trumped up charges by her political foes, or don’t care as long as Mrs. Clinton won’t cut their government benefits and access to abortion on demand.  Abraham Lincoln said, ”

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar”

Well, that’s usually the case, but the Clinton’s have proven otherwise.  But not because the Clinton’s have perfected the art of lying, but because a large percentage of the American people suffer from gullibility.  There’s no personal investigation.  No one wants to dig deep.  If the news anchor says it, then it must be true.

I remember a time when lying resulted in consequences.  (I can still taste that bar of soap.) Today, the only consequence is the burden of choosing the right drapes for the Oval Office.  So, I ask again,

“Where’s the Beef?”

I look forward to the day when Truth reigns supreme.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

 

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