Be A Bridge

Be A Bridge

Before you read any actual blogs or interact with the page.  I wanted you to know the why.  Here it is, I want you to be a bridge, I want you to get walked on.  Yup, that’s it!  Personally, this blog is to honor the people who were “bridges” in my life.  For this reason, I hold on with dear life to being a bridge in the life of others and encouraging others to be bridges themselves.  

Bridges are those who get walked on without notice, and without charging a fee (Toll Bridges).  😂 I’m just saying.  Yes, bridges get taken advantage of, they go unmentioned.  That’s because bridges have one concern, getting others to the other side! 

Bridges allow for and promote fluid community. They  provide the access for transportation where a chasm hindered access before.  Bridges go unnoticed.  Yet the destination would not be possible without them.  This blog is to allow the interaction of people with ideas.  Ideas are transcendant!  Ideas allow us to bridge today’s reality with tomorrow’s dreams.  The dreamer in me hopes to inspire movement  toward spiritual formation.  I dream about connecting communities to the other that is our one another.   In the process, I hope to grow as I cross from bridge to bridge.

The heart behind this is not only to build bridges, but to navigate which bridges to travel and to discern which bridges to avoid.  David Russell once said, “The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.” My purest hope is that the sharing of thoughts will create concept bridges:

  • Confronting our concepts of people;
  • Confronting people with concepts;
  • Connecting people with ideas and;
  • Connecting ideas with people.

I desire to be both a bridge and a bridge builder.  So I’m concerned with our personal growth, which for me is always spiritual.  I am concerned with life goals and achievements for they can be benchmarks of personal/spiritual growth.  I believe as we grow as human beings, we improve our ability to achieve goals while improving our overall experience on the way.

Sadly, we often exist away from the promise.  We often live in troubled waters.  We exist somewhere below the full life.  God calls us to more.  Jesus, the bridge over troubled waters, lifts us up and connects us to God.  In Him is the abundant life, the full life.  He is the bridge to everything that isn’t temporary.  My hope is for all to live to the full, according to the promises.   One step at a time, or maybe, one bridge at a time, we can all have the abundant life.  We can get there.    Thus my own hearts battle cry, “for the love of God Rudy, be a bridge.”

Here are 3 ways to interact with this page;

  1. Share stories of people who you know are bridge builders by clicking on “BRIDGE BUILDERS” on the menu bar.
  2. Read blogs by scrolling down and clicking on your BLOG of choice under the “RECENT POSTS” heading or by clicking “ARCHIVES” on the menu bar..
  3. Follow “Be A Bridge” by scrolling down to the bottom of this page, entering your email address and  pressing “follow.”

Let us use every opportunity in this life to be bridges!  What say you?

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