Honesty, kindness, justice, the commitment to seek truth, and loyalty.
The experience of these things is ours to hold forever, and we are bound to them, no matter what else we yet know. Here is a real thing.
Beautiful as these blessings are, we are not their servant and we will never bow to them as if they stood alone. These experiences are not independent. They’re like us, together with us in this world. We take them in like fellow servants who carry to us something precious, and we are grateful, attributing beauty, both to the bearers and to the one who creates and sends them, who holds them together in one place.
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.”
When words and claims are too complicated to weigh or speak, these choices are paths in front of my feet, to walk in them.