"And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.
And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of they vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord your God."
This reminded me of the story of Ruth gleaning the field of Boaz. I didn't realize that this practice came from this commandment. While reading this my first impression was "I have no field for someone to glean." I remembered my project of cleaning out my house of things not being used. Like this chapter they were sitting in the corners of my field. I had thought of selling my items, but then I decided to simply give to those that needed it instead. What joy it gave me as I began to free myself from the bondage I was under, and bless the lives of others instead. Now I see I have items a plenty in my home I am sure the poor and the stranger can glean from. I have important business to attend to. Spring cannot come quick enough.