Category Archives: Love Makes a Bridge

Love Makes a Bridge: Into Our Shadowy Places

Yesterday’s post of reasons why Black Lives Matter received very high readership among those who read this blog.  I want to continue for the next few days reflecting on some of those points and how love can make bridges for … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Why Black Lives Matter (And not “All Lives Matter”)

Thanks to Steve Babb for sending in this collection of considerations.  As I reflect on them, I consider them as a way of building bridges–into my own consciousness and conscience and into the reality of fellow Americans about whom I … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Chords of Many Strands

The last verse of Love Makes a Bridge says: Love makes a bridge that winds may shake yet not destroy. Love carries faith through life and death to endless joy.* If you’ve ever seen a suspension bridge you know that … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Trust and Tension

In the hymn “Love Makes a Bridge” one of the verses says: Love lifts the hopes that force and fear have beaten down. Love breaks the chains and gives us strength to stand our ground.* When I think about this … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Hand to Hand

In between the Open Roads of our lives there are these connectors that span over the empty spaces where roads cannot be laid for one reason or another. They are called Bridges. You should know right now that I am … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love? part 2

I have always been a relatively optimistic person.  I see the silver linings in situations, I see hope on even the farthest horizon, and I believe that people are inherently good, at the core.  I abhor injustice, and I break … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love–part 1

This. Slays me. Breaks me. Opens me. Please listen. Again and again. The group, The Black Eyed Peas, has done and re-done this amazing, devastating, healing song.  It is a bridge.  It is a bridge in so many ways.  It … Continue reading

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Love Makes A Bridge: Spanning Chasms

Bridges are so easy and convenient to use.  But, let’s imagine them not being there for a minute. I grew up in a rural community that was bisected by a creek.  It was a deep creek.  To get to our half … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Not Walls

Love makes a bridge from heart to heart, and hand to hand Love finds a way when laws are blind, and freedom banned. Love breaks the walls of language, gender, class, and age. Love gives us wings to slip the … Continue reading

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