Migrating Love (Ruth 1-4)

Ruth 1:15-18

15 So she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said,

“Do not press me to leave you

or to turn back from following you!

Where you go, I will go;

where you lodge, I will lodge;

your people shall be my people,

and your God my God.

17 Where you die, I will die—

there will I be buried.

May the Lord do thus and so to me,

and more as well,

if even death parts me from you!”

18 When Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.

Queries:

What is most striking to you about Ruth’s story?

What grief, if any, do you feel as you consider this story?

What hope, if any, do you feel as you consider this story?

What joy, if any, do you feel as you consider this story?