Bridges exist to get us to the other side, not to provide a place to pitch our tents. (Tom Julien, late missionary statesman)
Bridges are examples of amazing architecture and imaginative design. As remarkable as they are, however, we realize that beauty is only a side benefit. Their purpose is to move people across a dividing chasm between destinations. Bridges are a great analogy of personal relationships. We don’t just admire ways to meet people, we cross over to create relationships for mutual benefit.
I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some (1 Corinthians 9:22).