The movie Saving Private Ryan is set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II. The story follows a group of soldiers searching for a companion who is missing in action. The journey leads the group to discover the soldier is defending a strategic bridge. The mission of the enemy is to blow up the bridge.
Destruction of bridges is a strategy in warfare.
It cripples transportation and communication.
It isolates and dis-unifies.
None of us actively engage in strategic bridge destruction.
But in our teams and ministries, we need to ask a key question.
Are we bridge builders or bridge bombers?
The body of Christ is skilled in dividing ourselves.
We blow up bridges over the gray areas of life Scripture does not specifically speak to.
We create islands of isolation with those who think differently.
We seek unity through political party membership more than Christ’s commands.