Let’s be honest- we’ve all done it:
Hurt someone close to us.
Failed a brother or sister.
Caused someone we love to feel pain. Made decisions that caused a relationship (business or personal) to fall apart in some way.
And there it is- a burned up bridge. An open valley where there used to be passage. One of you standing on one side of the valley, the other standing on the opposite side.
Yep, we’ve all done this. And the truth is, since we’re human, we will probably do it again. While we would like to just say something like “I will never let that happen again,” we may be fooling ourselves. We’re prone to setting things on fire. Even if we don’t mean to. It’s in our human nature to make mistakes and fail others.
So, in light of this, we must become experts at repairing bridges. It’s an art form really. And the art is simple- don’t be satisfied with a bridge being out. Pick up your tool box (your love and forgiveness) and go repair that bridge. Do everything you can to repair it. Spend hours, days, months, even years working on the repair. Until you can see there’s no possible way to get to the other side, keep working.
Never give up. Never set your toolbox down.
There’s a potential reward if you do this- the person on the other side of the valley may just see how hard you’re working on the repair and decide to help.