This illustration was inspired by a difficult yet touching scene witnessed in an East African city. A blind woman was out on the streets of a crowded city with her daughter. Her daughter stayed close by her side, leading her carefully wherever they went.
I was reminded of the biblical heroine Ruth, with her commitment to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Though Naomi's life seemed bleak, Ruth risked her own future happiness to care for her mother-in-law, simply because it was needed.
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