It sure has been a while.
(evidenced by the lack of blog-posts and my silly poke at the title of Sidney Poitier's 1967 classic)
Here is the introduction to an article I am reading called
A collision of two empires part 1
Jesus Christ has never been a social activist or a moral philosopher. To pitch Him that way is to drain His glory and dilute His excellence. While justice is important, justice apart from Christ is a dead thing. The only battering ram that can storm the gates of hell is not the cry of justice, but the name of Jesus. Jesus Christ is the embodiment of justice, peace, holiness, righteousness, and every other virtue.
Christ is the sum of all spiritual things, the “strange attractor” of the cosmos. When Jesus becomes an abstraction, faith loses its reproductive power. “Jesus did not come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people live.”
Now... while you may not agree with the author's drive through the rest of the article, what he pointedly states in this openning is nothing less that poetic genious.
Are we in the wrong to desire righteousness? I think not.