In the name of God, who created us from love, ... AMEN. Two healings and two after-healings and what do we make of those healings, healer, and responses.
The story of Naaman is a wonderful narrative with personalities and drama. Naaman had an intractable skin disease and nothing helped. The girl who served Naaman’s wife had come from Israel, and she suggested trying to find a cure for him here. Naaman’s king wrote to the king of Israel, and he set off with much money. Elisha, the man of God, told the king not to worry, but to send Naaman to him. He sent out someone to tell Naaman to wash seven times in the Jordan and be healed. Naaman thought Elisha should have delivered the message, or prescription in person. Annoyed he felt his pride and position slighted, so he pouted.