“ . . If the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more

Though Naaman’s situation was dire because he had an incurable and humiliating disease, his pride was still intact. He was willing to eat a small portion of humble pie by leaving his country and his country’s gods, to seek help from the God of a foreign land. But it was too much for his dignity to be told to do something as puerile and dull as washing in Jordan seven times. Is it not the case, that we ourselves find more attractive, a cure for our faults which, notwithstanding them, acknowledges our worthiness and eminence?

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