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UntitledYou have to love it when a student really grasps a concept you have taught and makes it his or her own. I briefly explained my thoughts on Ruth 1 — that it portrays a contrast between Naomi’s views of her circumstances in opposition to God’s view of her circumstances (“full-empty” vs. “empty-full”), and that it is not a simple love story or a paean to a heroine who powerfully manipulates a man in order to rescue a sister in need. My MBI student, “Eli,” ran with it and brought me the briefest summarization of her idea of the meaning of Ruth 1-4: “Be filled.” She is so right, expressing it with Micron pen and watercolor wash.