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In their culture, Ruth was the lowest class of all people: a foreign woman. Yet, Boaz sees how vulnerable she is, and he shows her special favour, by handing her his grain–effectively handing her a half-a-month’s salary from his wallet–until she has an abundance. This is the kind of love that God has for those who are vulnerable and far-off. Once, we were all foreigners to the household of God. But now, through the blood of Christ, God makes us one.