The simple things
The prophet tells him to take a bath (seven times).
The warrior has anger issues and ventilates his feelings.
His servants reason with him:
If the prophet had told you to do something extraordinary,
would you not have done it?
All the more now, since he said to you,
‘Wash and be clean,’ should you do as he said.
You and I sometimes think we should experience God or serve him in extraordinary ways and indeed there are times for extraordinary things.
But today’s first reading reminds us that it is important to experience God and to serve him also in the simplest things of life.