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Seeing geese heading south for the winter, notice their V-shaped formation. Scientists say that each bird's flapping creates uplift for the bird immediately behind. The entire flock gains at least 70% greater range than a bird flying alone.

A goose that drops out of formation encounters drag and resistance. That prompts her quick return to the formation. As the lead goose tires, it rotates back and another takes the point. Geese behind honk to encourage those in front to maintain speed.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge, with this reminder from geese in flight: Working together and encouraging one another will take us further than our going it alone, in the high calling of our daily work.

What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.

(1 Cor. 14:26)