The combination of another ” party leader” resigning today (following the EU referendum) and the brilliant skyline over Birmingham inspired me to set out reason 35.
The amount of uncertainty around what the future holds feels almost unprecedented. Who will lead which political party? What will they attend to first? What will everyone have to deal with in the months ahead? Will it all calm down and mean business as usual for most people?
Whilst many spend time analysing and discussing all these things, others will carry on living amongst their neighbours, and day to day needs will continue to exist. Whatever happens, people will be finding ways forward “using the cards they have been dealt”.
Community groups, volunteers, and people of good will try to be beacons of hope, do practical things to address local issues, and encourage others to join them in their endeavours, regardless of any resentment, cynicism or frustration that may be around.
Nehemiah seeks to support and strengthen these endeavours and help people build resilient communities- whatever the landscape, whatever the weather. Whoever is leading the country, whatever is on the news, the weather will do its stuff and we have to respond to it – whether with umbrellas or sunglasses. It is always good to have both, for neighbourhoods to have a real sense of community and to be prepared for whatever comes along.