A Righteous Justice

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“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

Righteousness, I think, suffers from the way its first five letters are arranged. They coincidentally share spelling of another word that’s used to justify many things that are not righteous, all for the sake of being “right.”

Advent and What We Hope For

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This week marks the beginning of Advent, the four weeks of the Christian calendar that precede Christmas Day. Advent, which is derivative of the Latin word for “coming,” not only points to the coming of the holiday, it serves as a metonym, or symbol, of our contemporary longing for God’s Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.