Ruth | Week 2

Sunday, October 22, 2023

How do we see God's provision, even in the midst of challenge?

  • Gratitude - naming those things for which we are grateful facilitates a different kind of vision for what's happening around us.
  • Keep your people close - Naomi tried to separate herself from her daughters-in-law and if she had been successful she might have missed seeing God's provision because it came through Ruth.

How can we be God's provision? James Keenan, S.J. in A History of Catholic Theological Ethics proposes that sin is "the failure to bother to love." Sins of omissions are as important as sins of commission that we usually obsess over. Sin is less about our weakness and more about the strengths that we did not employ in order to love our neighbor.