I know well how relentless the challenges and stresses of the last year have been. As lay and clergy leaders alike, we are given the responsibility of making difficult decisions, and either way we go, some people are disappointed, many times angry. The mark of a healthy community, however, is not that we all agree with a particular decision, but that, whatever is decided, we agree to live with it with a generous and patient spirit. In all honesty, that does not always describe us. One lesson we continue to learn, perhaps, is that if we need a community where we get our way, the church is not it.