The brutal killing of Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu of the New York Police Department shocks and angers me.
I grieve for Officer Ramos and Officer Liu. I grieve for their families who encounter empty spaces in their homes and have holes ripped in their hearts. I grieve for the comrades of Officer Ramos and Officer Liu. I grieve for their friends. I grieve for every police officer and every family member who wonder and worry during each shift if they will come home. I give thanks for the service provided by Officer Ramos and Officer Liu, beloved children of God.
Violence, all violence, is unacceptable. It solves nothing. It breeds more violence.
With a heavy heart, I pray for Office Ramos and Office Liu; for their families, their friends, their comrades
With an aching heart, I pray that all people might turn from violence.
With a longing heart, I pray for transformation.
See you along the Trail.