A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

The simple things

In today’s first reading (2 Kings 5:1-15ab), a mighty warrior comes to a great prophet of the Lord in search of a miracle.

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.

Starting now.