Sense of a Goose

by MasterMason

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When you see geese flying in “V” formation, you might consider what science had discovered as to why they fly that way:

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates 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 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 of 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 as much sense as geese, we will stay in formation with those people who are headed in the same direction as we are.

When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wind and another goose flies point.

It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying South.

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed

What messages do we give when we honk from behind?

Finally …and this is important…..when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose, follow it down to lend help and protection.

They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies, and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with the group.

Surely…If we have the sense of a goose, we would stand by each other like that!!

In reading this short presentation I can’t help but think what Freemasonry would look like if, in our interactions with each other, we adopted the behaviour of GEESE.

Have a wonderful day & God Bless

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