The news this week that two children were found murdered in a home in Kaukauna reminded me of the need for us to lift up the men and women in our communities dedicated to enforcement of law and order. These are moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas, people like all of us who walk into a horrendous scene like this and faithfully execute the oath of their office in a professional manner while their minds and emotions are reeling with the evil of this encounter.
They engage the worst of human sinfulness each and every day, do their job and are often thanked with harsh criticism of their work. Yes, they are human and make mistakes. The sinfulness of the human condition rises up at times even in abuse of the power. This is the case in any and every profession and vocation. Yet, just like in every other profession and vocation the vast and overwhelming majority are stellar examples of dedicated and faithful service.
If you know a law enforcement officer personally remember to pray for him or her.