If you pick up a romance novel, chances are the development of the plot will have no similarities to the love story of Ruth and Boaz. This story has no natural development of romance that blooms into love. Quite the contrary, this story is one in which love blooms suddenly, without any romantic adventures. But the love we find is real and lasting. In many ways it serves as a type of the kind of love our saviour has for us. Today’s sermon is not just for married people or those wanting to get married, it is for all who wish to practice the greatest of Christian virtues in everyday relationships. Today’s sermon is about the nature of true love.