In Ruth chapter 2, Boaz enters the story. Ruth is a nobody. She is a foreigner with no husband, no job, no education. She is Ruth "the Moabite" and in a position of complete powerlessness. As Ruth goes to fields to glean for food, Boaz sees her, notices her, and exhibits an exuberant and radical kind of compassion and kindness towards her. We see in this unexpected encounter, an opportunity for God’s love to be shared, and an opportunity for our ideas about family and home to be expanded.