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.

4/17/14 - Consider The Daffodils
They swayed to and from in the gentle spring breeze, their yellow beauty a delight to each passing motorist. They had pushed up through the thawing sod unnoticed, and blossomed into a blanket of spring flowers, adding color and charm to the front of our church for Easter...
 
4/15/14 - Who Has Moved
People covered their eyes and ran for shelter. Cars came to a screeching halt. An eerie silence fell upon the city. Slowly the people emerged from their places of hiding. Squinting they looked skyward. Finally someone shouted “There’s no need to be afraid, it is only the sun!”
4/11/14 - The Value Within
There they stood. Each tightly clutched their boxes, bags, containers of all kinds filled with silver coins, soon to be redeemed for 2000% over their face value. Their three hour wait in line was a small price to pay for such a large return on their investment...

4/8/14 - Something You Can Keep Around Here
Red faced and covered with snow, Timmy opened his small hand and revealed a snowball he had brought into the house with him. “I’m going to keep this!” he announced with a mixture of confidence and uncertainty. A few minutes later he emerged from his room...

4/4/14 - Growing In The Shade
One year, the unseasonable warm weather gave me the opportunity to finally wash my car. One of the items needed was a long extension cord for the vacuum cleaner and a place to plug it in. The nearest socket already had the freezer plugged into it. As I unplugged the freezer I said to myself, “Make sure you plug the freezer back into the socket after you’re finished!”...

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