Righteousness is not a state we attain but one we maintain; to be righteous means to be blameless, not because no wrong has been committed but because all wrongs have been forgiven. The one who has been made righteous, therefore, knows the pain of unrighteousness and the value of forgiveness. The righteous chases after that state of being, acting in a way that honors the One who forgives.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published July 5, 2021