Each time we extend love, joy etc.. we make stepping-stones over the chaos. Each time we chose patience and self-control we pave the way for peace. As we become bridge builders we create pathways for others to learn and to cross over.
A brigde holds weight, holds tension, and is walked upon. A person in this role needs to be strong enough and wise enough to hold weight, hold tension and be prepared to get walked over. You become a transition space for people to move from one space to the next. You understand both sides, believe in both sides, love both sides and can bring understanding, reconciliation and restoration to both sides. Whether it is a relationship, an epoch or a social justice issue, bridges play the role of bringing both sides together.