Fourth Sunday of Advent

Too often we think being righteous is about being “right”. Yet people who need to be “right” have done countless wrongs throughout history.  And it is no different today.  Biblical righteousness is far deeper.  It requires more than legal and moral certitudes but rather deals with faith and trust.  Paul reminds us that true righteousness comes through faith in the One who alone is righteous.  Faith ultimately is a leap into the unknown, a surrender of trust in the God who has the power to forgive us, reconcile us, and restore us to right relationship with Gone and one another.