because all of us are connected and a breakdown in the connectivity means that our ability to function is impaired.
I think this charity is fulfilling an important piece of work and would encourage organisations to take up the call to build resiliency.
Resilience is also important to all walks of life for us as individuals and communities.
In the Christian community we are encouraged to meet regularly to pray and worship.
By not meeting together for prayer and worship and to break bread can often lead to us becoming discouraged in our faith and to fall away from the community of faith.
The Letter to the Hebrews refers to the saints of old who persevered in their faith and calling.
Jesus speaks of the disciples need to endure to the end.
These themes of endurance and perseverance are crucial if we are to stay on course.
This is not always easy because of the challenges that confront us in life.
This is why we often read about the lives of those who have been through difficulties in life and yet have held on.
They often cite an inner strength or faith that helped them.
Many refer to another power that aids them through dark times.
People of faith usually refer to God being this higher power.
Christians often speak of Jesus holding their hand or being with them through the storms.
Whatever your experience I want to encourage you to build resilience.
Manchester Cathedral has been present in the city for hundreds of years.
Other places of faith have similar histories and they are testimony to resilience and endurance.
They are testimonies to faith, love and hope in a troubled and challenging world!
We need personal resilience.
Our city needs resilience! ●
Manchester Cathedral has remained resilient in the face of an ever-changing landscape