Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jesse Tree Day 12 - Ruth and Naomi

The story of Ruth. In the beautiful story of Ruth, we focused on the gleaning of the grain that was left, by law, on the edge of the fields and how Ruth was so loving towards Naomi. The kids tied wheat (broom corn in our case) in a bundle with a ribbon. They took a big pile of the broom corn and cut their own amount off of it. I thought it was interesting that Spark took a little bundle and Dancer made a really big bundle. I would have thought it the other way around. The symbol of the wheat will mean for us generousity, thinking of others, being kind and loving, and that family is very important. These are not hung on the tree but rather tucked in the branches.

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