Righteousness, Peacemaking and Advocacy: A Biblical Reflection

MCC’s Jacqueline Block, a Service Worker in Mexico, reflects on the biblical relationship between righteousness, peace and advocacy.

I find myself returning to scripture…seeking guidance, seeking for understanding.  Two verses stand out: “The seeds of the fruit of righteousness are planted in peace by those who are making peace” (James 3:18) and “Loving-kindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other” (Psalm 85:10). These verses may not speak directly to the idea of advocacy, but my thoughts and reflections related to the biblical concept of righteousness have led me to see a strong connection between the two.

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