I had the fortunate opportunity to be invited to lunch at the hot new restaurant in town near the city gate called "Threshers." So many people are talking about Ruth and Boaz, how could I turn down an opportunity to talk with Ruth. I took the time to re-read the book of Ruth, it's short and a easy read. By the way, if you ever eat at Threshers, do try the Barley bread. Here is my interview -
Me: So, Ruth, what is your secret to getting a man?
Ruth: I attribute it all to my four step plan - hard work, smeel good, pretty clothes and boldness.
Me: You did indeed take a risk at the threshing floor!
Ruth: Things could have gone wrong for sure. A group,of guys, good food and a little drink - I sometimes wonder what I was thinking.
Me: I assume that was the boldness you were referring to earlier?
Ruth: A girl has to be hard to get and hard to forget, all at the same time. I had to show Boaz how I felt about him. I mean, he was no spring chicken, but he was a hunk of a man - still is by the way.
Me: But, you had set the stage for that night already hadn't you?
Ruth: Yes, with God's help. Naomi and I had just arrived and we needed food. I put on my cute sundress and matching scarf and searched out a field where I might be able to gather some grain. God, led me to Boaz's field.
Me: How did you catch his attention?
Ruth: I'd like to think it was my stunning beauty, but listen, I was the only woman out there. How could I not catch his attention.
Me: I think it was more than you being the only woman out there?
Ruth: Gleaning and threshing is not sexy. I don't care what anyone says. I was dirty, my hair was a messy and I'm sure I smelled like a donkey after working in the fields all day.
Me: Maybe, but you certainly caught his eye, even though you were a mess.
Ruth: Note to self, make an appointment to get Boaz's eyes checked.
Me: Then Naomi tells you to go to the threshing floor. That sounds a little kinky.
Ruth: I cleaned myself up, used the best perfume and wore my finest dress. I really looked good. The key to everything that night was knowing that Boaz was an honorable man. Sure, we were attracted to each other physically, but Naomi and I, knew that he would not take advantage of me. Too often today, a relationship is only about the physical attraction and not about the character of the individuals.
Me: Any final advice to our readers?
Ruth: Let God lead you to your partner and trust Him to do this.