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)