Thought for the Day: If you remember the story, Naaman had a skin disease, and when the prophet Elisha told him to go wash himself seven times in the Jordan river, Naaman was incensed! He expected healing would require something elaborate, something spectacular. I wonder how often the real work of restoration, reconciliation and healing is not pretty or all that exciting. It may require seven separate trips to the same place to do the same thing. The work might be methodical, unremarkable or even boring. For that reason, have we ever refused to do the requisite and tedious work in the same way that Naaman did? Have we missed opportunities to help bring a remedy to some brokenness in our family, community, nation or world because the task asked of us didn’t meet our expectations?
Prayer: Whatever is needed in this moment, Holy God, I pray that my ego and my expectations are not a hindrance. Give me a task to do, and I will try to keep any haughtiness from influencing my attitude and participation. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge