Ruth, the Gleaner

The Bible contains many narratives which inspire us, strengthen our faith, and help us to prove the truth. One of these is the beautiful story of Ruth and Naomi.

Upon a casual reading, this narrative may seem to be but a pleasing tale of affection and loyalty; but when studied in the light with which Christian Science illumines the Scriptures, we find much more in it. Ruth was not clinging to personality. Naomi had apparently been to her a messenger of Truth, one from whom she had learned of the one true God. Turning from her idols to the God whom Naomi worshiped, she determined that nothing should separate her from the messenger who reflected this light to her. Was not Ruth longing for a greater understanding of the one true God and for the companionship of those who had found the way of Truth and could help her therein?

Accepting All Good
July 16, 1932

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