It is the Samaritan, a foreigner, who alone returns to glorify God and thank this man who healed him. It is Naaman, a foreigner, who seeks out Elisha, the man of God, to be healed. How is it that only foreigners recognize the hand of God in their healing and respond appropriately? Could it be that because they are foreigners, they are more open to the unexpected and more appreciative that they were included? Naaman was reluctant to wash in the Jordan, believing the rivers of his native land would be better. The Samaritan must have been reluctant to show himself to the Jewish priests. Do we realize that we ourselves are foreigners, are lepers, sinners saved by a God who reaches across boundaries?