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Sermon illustration » Geese Fly in a V Formation

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Geese Fly in a V Formation

Have you ever wondered why geese fly in a V formation? As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following. In a V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% more flying range than if each bird flew alone. Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone. Like geese, people who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier than those who try and go at it alone. When a goose gets tired, it rotates to the back of the formation and another goose flies at the point position. If people had as much sense as geese, they would realize that ultimately their success depends on working as a team, taking turns during the hard tasks, and sharing leadership. (Stephen Smarowsky - Sermon Central).