8/17 Worship- Dare to Act

Ruth 3. There is a lot going on in our world. I see it in my twitter feed and hear it on the radio. I often wonder if there isn’t a “solution” to “all this mess,” some way to fix all the dysfunction and sadness I see.  It isn’t long before I am overwhelmed and determined to keep my head low and go through the motions: get up, shower, eat, go to the office, work, go home, eat, sleep, repeat.

Then I read a story like that of Ruth. No booming God from the mountain, no burning bush, or Red Sea parting. Two widows, one a stranger in the land, trying to make it. God’s grace happens in small ways: in the Law, in the kindness of a stranger, in the interdependence of Ruth and Naomi. In “daring to act” in everyday little ways, God’s goodness breaks in to daily living.  That will be what we talk about on Sunday.