The Humble Princess

They spent their days in lowly places.

Faithfully, they worked.

One thoroughly washed soiled linen and dusty windows.

The other diligently toiled for hours, gathering discarded food for her household.

They spent their days in lowly places.

One in an unfamiliar country.

The other in an unloving home.

With little complaint and much dedication,

they spent each day in a lowly place.

It would be so simple to say they deserved to be beneath.

The orphaned daughter to slave for her family.

The foreign widow to leave her birthplace for a foreign land and a new God.

But the lowly place was not the result of a lousy lot in life.  

Rather, it served as a reflection of each woman’s nature.

In their eponymous books, Ruth and Cinderella unselfishly work for the good of those around them.

In particular, Ruth’s sacrificial acts revealed incredible kindness and amazed all who heard. 

Ruth’s pedestrian duties didn’t prevent what was coming.

The sparkling elevation already decided by the Author.

Instead, her life became a demonstration in humility.

A princess with the heart of a servant. 

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When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves. Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.

-Philippians 2:3-4

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