Commentary by Steve Ray
Videos presented by Fr. Scott Courtney
Many books and movies that pass for “love stories” today seem like tales of lust, not love. However, the Book of Ruth is more powerful than any of them—and it’s only four chapters long. The Book of Ruth is truly a sacred love story. This book relates how a simple Gentile woman rose from the sudden death of her husband to a courageous trust in God.
As Steve Ray and Fr. Scott Courtney will show you, Ruth is very special for another reason: she is one of the four women mentioned in Jesus’ genealogy, as well as King David’s great-grandmother.
In this prudent, four-part explication of its four beautiful chapters, you will learn:
- How Boaz and Ruth found each other through kindness and selflessness
- Why prudence and patience always bring us closer to God
- That trusting in God through confusion and pain is a guarantor of happiness
The Book of Ruth is yet another example of how God is always faithful to his promises, without exception. Ruth trusted in God even when her world fell to pieces—and he turned every inch of that pain into the purest light for his faithful daughter. Let him do the same for you.
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