I'm feeling a tension between two dynamics:
To be faithful and live with integrity, we need to honor both sides of this tension.
I'm currently working as the Interim Executive Director for City House. We connect folks in the mainstreams and the margins for spiritual friendship. As we're discerning ways to take the organization to its next level, we're affirming that the practice of being present and loving without trying to change people is central to our work. At the same time, I think we're being called to do our work in service of the broader goal of "building the spiritual muscle to end homelessness and poverty." That goal pushes us into risks and partnerships that I think we need.
How can we do both of these things--be present and open without an agenda, and also commit to bold goals that inspire results?