The prophet Elisha doesn't even bother to come out of his house to meet his powerful guest. Rather, he sends an emissary. "Go wash in the Jordan, and your flesh will be clean." Naaman reacts as if he has been told to go jump in the lake. He stalks off.
Why was he willing to listen to his servant but is insulted when Elisha sends a servant to convey instructions?
Is there any message in this passage that leads us to examine our own chauvinism?