Naomi and Ruth have come to a crossroads. We encounter them there, at this intersection of loyalty and truth, carrying the weight of their expectation. It is an invitation for us to focus on God at the center.
God has imbued every life with dignity upon conception and given grace with each sacrament. We are all on a journey.
Sometimes we simply cannot fully appropriate all there is to know, and the wise person understands this. Jesus certainly did.