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La Jolla Lutheran Church
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La Jolla, California, 92037


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Be blessed like Ruth

Ruth gave up everything she knew to help her mother-in law Naomi. She even moved to a place where she didn't fit in.

Because of Ruth's hard work and faithfulness, her life turned around and she became the great-grandmother of King David and an ancestor of Jesus.

When you read the short story of Ruth in the Bible, notice how many people in the story bless the people they meet. Maybe you would like to imitate their example, and see what happens in your life!

God, thank you for your mercy for people who don't fit in like Ruth. Thank you that outsiders can be central to your plan. We praise you. Amen.

Reflection questions

When have you felt like you didn't fit in?

What are some things you can learn from Ruth's example?

When has God taken what seemed like ordinary days and made them special?

Who would you like to bless?


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La Jolla Lutheran Church is 14 miles north of downtown San Diego. It is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. LCMC has more than 700 congregations in the United States and more than 800 worldwide. To find an LCMC congregation near you, visit

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright, 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S. A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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