Monday, 20 July 2015

What we can learn from Dolphins

On Sunday I got to witness something that I will never forget as long as I live. We witnessed sardines being forced into a bait ball by a pod of dolphins and then watched as the dolphins came in to feed on the masses of fish. I have seen this on TV before, but never in real life. It was truly amazing.

The team work of the dolphins was incredible - it was so well orchestrated and it showed that they were really working together for the common good. It would have been a complete failure if each Dolphin had said to the others, "Hey, let's each fend for ourselves!" Sure, they would have eaten a few fish, but they would never have had as much success as they did as a TEAM.

We are easily tempted to do LIFE on our own. We think that we don't need help or anyone else to support us in our ventures, but we do. Christianity knew nothing of solitary faith for nearly 3 Centuries. It was only later that Christians moved out of community to find 'peace' with God in the desert. Yet, even when the Monks moved away from the temptations of the city, many of them joined together to work as a team - to be in community.

·         Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 - Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

As you go through your day, see how you can support someone else and if you need help, don't be afraid to ask someone.

Living in Grace


Lisa Akerman said...

So true yet very difficult to do as we battle with pride

Delme Linscott said...

Thanks for the comment Lisa - may God bless you. Delme