day 2606: Where’s The Beef?

“The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law.”

I’m dating myself with the title of this post, but if you chuckled, you are old like me. The battle for the meatless burger is in full swing now. The Beyond Burger has been available at Jack In The Box for a few months now, but yesterday’s announcement was the big one with The Impossible Burger being available at Burger King as a meatless version of The Whopper.  Patti and I made a special trip a number of years ago to eat The Impossible Burger at Momofuku Nishi Noodle House in New York City.  As a vegetarian, my eyes watered as I tasted my first burger that I knew then and there, would change everything.  But, what will happen now that Burger King has The Impossible Burger?  I will, for the first time since 1990, walk in and buy food from Burger King.  I don’t know how many of there are like me out there, but I don’t go to any fast food places, and Burger King wins a consumer (over McDonald’s and others) because they were willing to innovate.  This is the way that those things that were once old, can come back alive….the beef is in the innovation.

The debate about Jesus was, and for many it still remains in question; was He the real Son of God?  The “people of God” at the time of Jesus considered themselves and taught others that they were the voice and way to God.  Then Jesus showed up and He fulfilled all of the prophecies, taught as none before Him, performed miracles and met people where they were.  If He wasn’t who He said He was, he would have possibly have been talked about as “too good to be true”.  As people, we are always looking for what can be too good to be true, what seems impossible, until it happens.  In our faith, we don’t need to look further than the Jesus who has already come and is just waiting for us to receive.

Reference: Mark 1:22 (New Living Translation)