4. Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

A painting showing a group of three people, the dark skinned Ruth, her mother-in-law Naomi, and Boaz. It is a scene full of harmony, a precious testimony of the vision of men and women relating to each other in love, care and concern. Two women, different in age, but both poor, childless and homeless, one of them a foreigner, hold together and renew the people of Israel. Ruth, Naomi and Boaz seem to be somehow linked by the gleanings of wheat, a reference to the worldwide concern for the daily bread.

Bible references:  Ruth 1-4

From the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel