Give thanks for the empathy and support expressed by the Rev. Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), in his letter to Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and our church in a time of political and social tension. “People need to talk and listen to each other again,” he wrote. “Broken relationships need to be mended. People need to trust again so that they can live and work together. People need to heal from their pain and their wounds.” Give thanks for the LWF, a global family who accompany one another in doing God’s work in the world.