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Hurricane Sandy Cleanup

Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up 

Over the last few weeks, we have seen the best in people. From rebuilding a battered New York, to peaceably voting for our president. We have seen rain and then snow, floods.  We have been wind-swept. Our utilities and municipalities have been stretched to the limit. Lives have been lost. And in the midst of it all, we had a presidential election. If that’s not enough to wake us up, I don’t know what is. In many ways, we here in New York City have seen not so much Republicans verses the Democrats and the Democrats against the Republicans, but people putting aside their party opinions to help each other during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

So many people have lost everything. And I have been so encouraged to see so many willing to help. Barriers of race, creed, and wealth have been overcome. And all for the sake of helping each other make it through these hard times.

Between the election and the clean-up after Hurricane Sandy,  Americans are taking matters into their own hands. They are not looking to others to fix real life problems. They are taking responsibility, innovating fresh ways to approach old problems, striking new relationships, building bridges, reaching across the aisle, and trying to make the world a better place.

Hurricane Sandy has challenged what we used to be able to take for granted here in New York City. The recent Election has challenged our presuppositions about many issues. We have all been forced to stretch and grow in new and exciting ways. In the whirlwind of so much tragedy there is still hope. We are still a city. And every day we have new opportunities to love and bless others in ways both practical and beautiful. And as this winter approaches, may we all keep the warmth of hope in our hearts.

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