November 21, 2010

Let’s Be Like These Geese!!!

We saw some geese flying south in their usual V formation today . It reminded me of a story I heard on small christian communities{3rd supplement to seminar 1} about how important communities are and how we can learn from them .

What can we learn from the Geese?

Fact 1:
As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow. By flying in the “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

Lesson: No one is more holier than the other and that we all need one another and each of us make up the body of Christ.
"The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I do not need you.' " —1 Corinthians 12:21

Fact 2:
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.

Lesson: we're stronger when we stay together

Fact 3:
When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies the other point position.

Lesson: share responsibility

Fact 4:
The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

Lesson: Encourage each other

Fact 5:
When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.

Lesson: I guess it would mean responding to our neighbours needs . something like that hey.

I also learnt something else from them :

..don't feed them bread cause they may get too fat and can't fly lol . It's also deadly for ducklings.

Lesson: Eat the Bread that is good for you . The Bread of Life - Jesus Christ! Amen .

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