1: How would you translate for a Bostonian the kind of a future that awaited Orpah and Ruth if they accompanied Naomi back to Judah?
2: Describe Orpah's response. Did it surprise you at all?
3: Describe Ruth' response. Did it surprise you at all? In what ways was Ruth's response a gospel-shaped or God-centered response?
4: We said this about 'hesed': "Love like this costs us. It narrows and limits our lives. It boxes us in. It is unbalanced and uneven. No actuary would ever approve of loving like this." Where do we get the resources to love like this?
5: In what specific ways have you been receiving and living from the love of God? Who are you specifically called to "do hesed" to in this season?