The Power of Community

Did you know there is power in community?

When you see geese flying along in “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 “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 traveling on the thrust of one another. When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go at it alone – and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

When a goose gets sick or is wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly again, and only then do they launch out on their own to join with another formation to catch up with their original group. (1)

When we know the power of community, we will operate much like these geese. We will be able to help encourage and lift each other up, as well as remain present for each other when we feel like we are falling out of formation.

If you are not a part of a healthy community, we want to invite you to click here a take a moment right now, to join and embrace the power of community for yourself, your family and the generations to come.

1. Source is from www.storiesforpreaching.com

Chad Hall