I can see righteousness…
in those who claim to do no wrong…
who hold the commandments
for all to see.
Who work without ceasing to have them posted
on public ground.
Who stand beside the written word of God
And silence the voices
Of women…of those perceived as created unequal…
Who silence the voices of the very ones who listen to the Word
but choose to bow to the Author, not the reader.
And I see righteousness…
In those who stand beside:
the one about to die for crimes…
the couple whose love is shunned…
the homeless one whose whole buggy-bound world
cannot be found in this world at all…
the one who is dying while holding the hand of her
crying, angry child…
their husband of sixty-five years
and steal a kiss in public…
no one in particular, but who stand:
in love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness
I see righteousness served two ways:
From the hubris that is potently human;
And from the very Spirit of Jesus
that lives within.
For more please see Romans 6:8-11