Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

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http://ceenphotography.com/2014/12/09/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bridges/

This week Cee has challenged us to display the idea behind BRIDGES  with our photography.

Please click the link above to see how Cee’s other contributors have displayed the concept.

Here are my thoughts:

I think Isaac Newton was right when he said,

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

The footbridge in Delft

The footbridge in Delft

This world desperately needs  more bridges and more bridge-builders.

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After all bridges are those things we cross to meet each other. Somehow we have come to think that f we cross over to meet people on the other side of things  that means we are coming into total agreement with them. Who taught us that?

Did Christ agree with us in our sin when He went to the cross for us? When he bridged the gap between God and man was that a tacit acceptance of or an agreement with our sin?

Or was it simply a sign that He understood that unless He came to us there was no way we were going to come back to Him?

A Celtic Cross in the cemetery atop the Rock of Cashel

The cross is the greatest bridge ever made.

If God crossed such a great divide to reach us, how is it that we think we are required to do less in coming to the side of those we disagree with? If Jesus could love and pray for those who wanted to kill Him (while never coming into agreement with them) are we to do any less in our current disagreements?

Now there’s a meditation to be thunk on for a bit!

2 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

  1. This is very thought provoking. For myself, I don’t see crossing the bridge to meet someone as surrendering but instead I see it as simply meeting them be it half way or to be open to their thought process. I remember trying to get this through to a friend a few years back. When we disagreed he fought tooth and nail to “win”. I tried to explain that of one of us wins the other is a loser and as friends we shouldn’t never want to make the other feel like a loser. He would agree but never changed. He is very into sports so perhaps that competitive “spirit” is hard wired.

    • Perhaps that competitive spirit is one of the things that drives some of us to insist on perfect agreement or no relationship. For myself I am constantly learning that disagreement is not necessarily a relationship breaker. In fact sometimes it can build a healthier relationship if differences are allowed some space to breathe.

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