Justice and Righteousness 

I can’t remember if I shared this before, but in my head I have to re-define these words every time I read or hear them. Often I re-clarify for the congregation as well. So here is how I interpret these crucial words:

Justice: this is not the modern usage of punishing someone for stealing a loaf of bread. Instead this justice makes sure that no one needs to steal the bread in the first place. 

Righteousness: right relationship (with God, other people, creation or even ourselves)

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