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Ruth, a True Heroine

“When Boaz and Ruth came together as husband and wife, the Lord enabled her to conceive and she bore a son. Then the women said to Naomi (Ruth’s mother-in-law), ‘Blessed is the Lord who has not failed to provide you today with a redeemer. May he become famous in Israel! He will restore your life and be the support of your old age, for his mother is the daughter-in-law who loves you. She is worth more to you than seven sons!’ Naomi took the boy, cradled him against her breast, and cared for him. The neighbor women joined the celebration: ‘A son has been born to Naomi!’ They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.”

Romeo and Juliet is one of the most celebrated love stories in all of literature. There are so many others. Whether in epic verse, dramatic plays, the screenplays of Hollywood’s Golden era, or from the actual pages of world history, everyone has his or her favorites. In the Scriptures, few relationships can rival that shared by Boaz and Ruth, great-grandmother to King David. Take a few moments, and read the relatively brief account of her life. You’ll agree. Ruth is that rare character. Everything we know of her is exceptionally affirming, and her example is one to emulate.

 

This devotional article is taken from the Total Stewardship curriculum of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, one of dozens of devotional pieces that support resources designed for the Stewardship of Prayer, the Stewardship of Ministry, and the Stewardship of Finance. The material purposefully aligns with the annual Catholic liturgy, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal and the Revised Edition of the New American Bible. We invite you to contact us for more information concerning ways the Total Stewardship curriculum might be used to serve your parish and your parishioners.

 

Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
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