Bridge-builders, including Jesus, usually start building a bridege from one side. You can't build a bridge from the middle as even an engineer will tell you. You must choose a starting point. What the Gospel is saying, pure and simple, is that wherever you're going to start building your bride, you better start from the side of powerlessness, not power. Because if you start on the side of power you'll stay there forever. You really won't build any bridges.[An extract from Jesus' Plan for a New World, p. 68].
That's quite a revelatory and challenging thought for ministers of today. Very true given the fact that there are no neutral positions when it comes to discipleship and commitment.