June 26, 2016

Reading Ruth 1:1-18 (NRSV) Many people have heard the end of today’s reading quoted in the context of marriage: “Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” Today’s reading reminds us that this passage was originally a declaration of love … Continue reading June 26, 2016


August 14, 2011

Reading: Ruth 2:1-13 (NRSV) In today’s scripture from the story of Ruth, you will hear the question that Boaz asks his servants, “To whom does this young woman belong?” Boaz practiced extravagant hospitality in inviting Ruth, a foreigner, to stick with his group of harvesters for the season. Ruth’s faithfulness to her mother-in-law resulted in … Continue reading August 14, 2011