The first verse of today’s first reading (1 John 2:29-3:6) reminds us of the good.
If you consider that God is righteous,
you also know
that everyone who acts in righteousness
is begotten by him.
There are at least two different levels to this.
On one level, it reminds us that God is involved in any righteous act: whether the person who performs the act knows it or not.
On a more fundamental and complete level, righteousness is possible only by the gift of God.
May we always strive to act rightly and righteously and may we always humbly pray for the undeserved gift of God’s righteousness.