Build bridges of trust strong enough to hold the truth. (Jan Cone, cross-cultural worker)
To establish strong relationships, as one writer put it, we need to build bridges rather than walls. Bridges need to be built well and, in terms of working with people, they must be trustworthy. Built on anything less, our bridges will collapse quickly and destroy any rapport we may have had with an individual or group. Honesty, sincerity, and reliance will build bridges that last.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)