Mentor Blessings

Do you have a mentor, who has encouraged your growth as a Christian ? I loved my mother-in-law , Ruth , with the same intensity as the Biblical Ruth loved her mother-in-law, Naomi.

Ruth and I were very different. She was an extrovert, she loved socializing, and in 1972 she was awarded the “Woman of the Year Award” by a large Ontario city.

I am a contemplative, and an introvert. I enjoy silence and solitude, and I’m delighted examining the detail in a flower petal. But, I longed to be just like Ruth.

She, however, told me, in her wisdom, that God creates us all differently, and places us where we can best further his Kingdom.

Ruth enjoyed wearing a strand of pearls. I wear them now, and when I touch them I thank God for the privilege and blessing of having been the daughter-in- law of Ruth.

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