Daily Lectionary with Prayers
and Reflections on Scripture and World
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.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Prescription, Reflection on 2 Kings 5:9-12
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?