Time again for Six Sentence Sunday. My post this week comes from my work-in-progress, Ruth and Boaz, a retelling of the Biblical tale. Regarded as perhaps the greatest show of platonic love, Ruth leaves her home to follow her mother-in-law Naomi back to Israel, where she finds love with Boaz. In today’s selection, Ruth has approached Boaz with a proposal: purchase Naomi’s land and marry her. Boaz is more than happy to oblige, but there is a snag: one other family member has first rights to the land and to Ruth, something Naomi knew about before she sent Ruth to Boaz.. Let me know what you think; I appreciate your comments and thank you for stopping by my blog.
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“What if this other kinsman redeems me?” Ruth asks.
Without looking up, Naomi shakes her head and responds, “He won’t.”
“How can you be so sure?”
Hearing the concern in her voice, Naomi stops fiddling with the headpiece and walks over to her daughter-in-law.
“Because by going to Boaz you were appealing to the heart, not the law. The law is there to provide for someone like you and me, but it’s the heart, Boaz’s heart, that will take care of you from this point forward – you’ll see.”