Vindication. Recompense. Sounds like the opening of a revenge story. Like someone did something bad. Real bad. And now they're going to get what's coming to them.
It's ready-made. Just add graphic violence, special effects, a little bit of backstory, and you've got a Robert Rodriquez movie. Or maybe Quentin Tarantino.
Vindication. Recompense. It's also the opening of Sunday's first reading (Isaiah).
Only God's idea of what that means has nothing to do with revenge. And it's anything but Hollywood.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday