Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The word “glean” often occurs in this chapter. This is the gathering of the leftover grain after the reapers have completed the harvest.
Notice the sensitivity and reverence that fills the charm of the love story between Boaz and Ruth as the Lord “gleans” Ruth—an otherwise forgotten foreign woman. Just as Jesus’ disciples glean and gather the fragments of the multiplied loaves lest they be lost, so does God gather this woman into the sacred family that will blossom into Jesus.
Be sensitive to the spiritual feelings that the Holy Spirit will give you as you enter this story. Are you ignored and passed over at times? The Holy Spirit is gathering up the fragments of your forgotten person into the Body of Jesus …lest you be lost.
The Reading for Today
This is the Second Week in Advent, Year C
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Tuesdays in this season are dedicated the Hebrew “Writings.” In Advent of Year C we read the book of Ruth.