(Written By Adela Just) Our hearts are heavy as we consider the deep pain facing countless people around the world right now. There have been brutal attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq in the past week, and it hurts to see such vulnerable countries shaken once again by violence.

There have been police-involved shootings here in the U.S., and it hurts to hear the cries and pain of the black community. And then last night, there was a brutal attack on police officers—the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001—here in Dallas, Texas, and it hurts to experience the grief and fear of our city. Creation groans. Our spirits groan. In the midst of it all, these words are churning in our hearts: READ MORE