I love bridges. There is something majestic about the scope of a project and a bit of a mystery around how something gets built on top of air, not to mention the generally distracting attraction of the water below.
There is also something powerful in the way it serves as a connector between two pieces of land, without which many other things would be impossible.
I love bridges, small and large, but most of these engineering miracles are relatively unseen around us.
As a church, we have coined the phrase, "extend compassion" as a central value for us. When we use the term "extend" compassion, I imagine a bridge connecting two people. When there is a bridge between two people all sorts of possibilities emerge, without a bridge, there is just division. In a world of constant division, I believe that we need to be the kind of people that extend bridges of compassion that bring people together.