The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has released a statement in response to the shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas that killed eight police officers.
My soul is bereft of peace: I have forgotten what happiness is. (Lamentations 3:17)
Too often in the past months we have been stunned by violence. Last Sunday in Baton Rouge, and earlier this month in Dallas, police were the target. Many in our congregations serve in law enforcement. These are our brothers and sisters, children of God who dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe, who risk their lives for strangers.