The story of Ruth is one that really warms my heart because in a sense I see myself in her story. Every time I read her story, I’m enamored by how Jesus is always attracted to outsiders – the least, weak, women, poor, sick, imperfect, prisoner, widows, orphans, uneducated, oppressed, illegitimate, immigrants, etc. Her story offers us insights into how grace really works and who it works for. At this point in Ruth’s life, she is a Moabitess and there was a law against her tribe and her people. This was the law – No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 23:3) Ruth was a real outsider.
Dietitians and nutritionists have this common saying that goes like this, “You are what you eat”. Dr. Gillian McKeith wrote a very popular book titled, You are what you Eat. It became a bestseller and sold over 2 million copies. Apparently, it changed how we think today about food and nutrition. It is very evident from the obesity spikes that our generation really exemplifies this truth. We are the most obese generation that has ever walked the face of the earth. At least that’s what the experts say. Now the health community has discovered a new disorder called orthorexia.