Stories of Reflection

Katamanthano

Katamanthano is a Greek word, which Jesus used when pointing to a nearby field, saying, “KATAMANTHANO the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, and yet I tell you Solomon in all of his glory was not arrayed like one of these” (Matt. 6:28-29). Katamanthano is usually given the English translation of consider. However its literal translation is “to observe well, notice carefully, learn thoroughly, CONSIDER.”

The reflections below, written by Rev. Wendell Mettey, are about this world and how, through it, God reveals Himself to us. These reflections do as the Great Teacher did: pause along the roadside of Life to “Katamanthano... consider the lilies of the field.” And in doing so, we discover a message from God for our daily living. 

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STORIES OF REFLECTION
These Stories of Reflection are a collection of writings by Rev. Wendell E. Mettey, composed throughout many past years. Stories are copyright protected. All rights reserved.

9/25/14 - No, Instead Call the Love Squad
“Call the Bomb Squad!” screamed the woman after coming across a strange looking package. Ever so carefully the package was carried away to be blown up. Then it made a noise, but not the “ticking” noise you might expect. When the package was opened, there inside was a newborn baby. If the baby had not cried it would have been blown up! Why? Because it came in such a strange-looking package...
 
9/18/14 - Step Right Up
We have had it for a long time. We have gotten on and off of it more times than I can remember. The condition it is in, I do believe, we could market it and make a million. What is it? It is an ordinary bathroom scale! What is so special and potentially valuable about an ordinary bathroom scale? Well, it will tell you what you want to hear...
 
9/11/14 - Oh God, So Great is Thy Power
A house, once a home where people lived. A front porch, where people sat and visited with neighbors. A yard, where children played and trees and bushes were planted. Empty and abandoned, set afire by the city to make room for a new post office, it was now a raging inferno...
 
9/5/14 - Blind Crayfish
Our guide stopped and shined his light onto one of the ponds in the cave. There, jetting through the water were some strange creatures. We all huddled around the pond to get a better look...
 
8/28/14 - A Still, Small Voice
While making my way though the narrow downtown streets of Pittsburgh, I saw on a nearby street corner a crowd of people waiting to cross. Approaching the corner was a man being led by his seeing-eye dog. The dog was ever so skillful in weaving his master in and out of the busy sidewalk traffic...

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