We’re deepening our study of the Book of Ruth from the Old Testament. In just four short chapters, there’s calamity, exile, gender issues, scandal, and sexualized stereotypes. Read on! Through her words and actions, the protagonist, Ruth, leads us to think beyond borders and the arbitrary lines we draw around “the stranger.” Supplementary text: Borders and Belonging: The Book of Ruth: A Story for our Times by Padraig O’Tuama and Glenn Jordan, (2021).