Navigating tension is a normal every day aspect of trying to serve well through the ministry of New Direction. It shows up in all sorts of ways, but I think one of the most significant underlying factors is that we seek to respond to two primary audiences. In speaking about money, Jesus said you can’t serve two masters. And on some days, I wonder if our efforts to serve two communities gets us into more trouble than its worth. Through the years there have been those who have suggested that this is an impossible task. So maybe I’m dumb, or stubborn, or foolish…… but then I remember the folks who are straddling both communities – and I remember that this is our unique calling, and as challenging as it sometimes is, we’ll do our best to persevere in discerning God’s leading to serve both.