With all the stories in the media these days of “lone wolf” attacks, and the carnage and destruction caused by one unhappy individual who has decided that he/she just can’t take it any more, I saw this post and immediately thought that this is what more people need to see, the power of the group, the strength that is found in helping one another, and standing together in the face of adversity. And then I thought of the Bible verse that says,
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” –Ecclesiastes 4:12-
Next Autumn, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying in a “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.
If we have the sense of a…
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