Read Ruth 2
Once Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem, Ruth asked Naomi’s permission to go and glean in the fields (2:1-2). Naomi granted Ruth permission and sent her on her way. What might that have been like for each woman (asking permission and granting permission)? Ho did that affect the end of the story in Ruth? Have you ever been in the role of having to ask permission or grant permission? What happened?