” Where’s the beef” became a iconic catch phrase after petite Clara Peller the 81 year old former manicurist turned actress did her first Wendy’s commercial airing January 10th 1984.
Claire’s small line demanded an big answer after being served a mondo hamburger bun with a minuscule hamburger patty from the fictitious Big Burger Chain. Making her three -word phrase a cultural phenomenon and boosting Wendy’s sales 31 % allowing them to accomplish as much in five weeks as they did in 14 1/2 years. *
From time to time I still like to quote Miss Clara’s classic line and her three -words made me look at “where’s the beef in a whole new light the other day .
“Where’s the Beef ” when it comes to terms of having a grievance towards someone.
How does one walk in a place of freedom when you have been deeply wounded by the brokenness of others ? and how can we overcome our personal brokenness to lessen the wounding towards our fellow man ?
It’s a question I wrestle with as I reach for a deeper level of growth and maturity . Desiring to not roll up to the drive thru of life and order an all beef patty of offense.
God’s word is full of wisdom in how to deal with offenses.
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”
“Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.”
“You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”
“When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”
Lord , I long to operate in grace and walk in an atmosphere of what my friend Joe calls ” the zone of forgiveness”. Forgive me of my failing and trespasses and allow me to forgive those that have trespassed against me. And” if it be possible, as much as lies in me, may I live peaceably with all men”.. Releasing those that choose not to reconcile into your loving nail scarred hands.. Amen
” Grace is when someone hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back “.