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.

10/16/14 - Moisture-Rich Eyes
“Are your eyes tired and irritated…do they feel strained …?” The commercial coming over the car radio continued, “…then perhaps you have moisture poor eyes.” CONSIDER “moisture poor” eyes and think of the shortest verse in the Bible...
 
10/9/14 - Drown-Proof
It was the final day of swim class. Parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters stood around the pool and watched with great pride as the children demonstrated what they had learned. They treaded water, floated, did an assortment of strokes – the butterfly, the breast, and the crawl...
 
10/2/14 - An Unlocked Door
I was in my study. The door was closed but unlocked. I heard someone stick a key into the lock and turn the doorknob. It was the custodian. Soon he discovered that instead of unlocking a locked door, he had locked an unlocked door. I arrived for my doctor’s appointment only to find a long line of people waiting in the hall...
 
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...

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