It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Contrasts, Reflection on 2 Kings 5:1-5

Consider the contrasts:
Aram (Syria), strong/Israel, weak
Naaman, army commander/nameless captive servant girl
Naaman's victory in war/Naaman's inability to heal himself
foreigner who knows something/important citizen who needs to know something
 Naaman, in hopes that his servant knows what she is talking about, goes to his king for permission to make the trip to Israel. The king, being a king, assumes that all power in Israel resides in the king of Israel. Being a king, he thinks he knows what kings want; so, he sends a letter and a lot of expensive gifts.

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