Author: Kate Lawler

Kate Lawler is the Regional Representative for South America of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a theology student at ISEDET, an ecumenical seminary in Buenos Aires. A Spanish version of this reflection was included in a book on human trafficking published by the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) and CAREF in September 2009.

The Book of Ruth: A Voice That Calls Out from Ancient Days

The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn… Excerpt from the poem “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats (1795-1821) [1] […]