Both the male and female geese defend the nest before egg laying, and after the eggs have been laid, the male alone defends the nest while the female incubates the eggs. However, if it’s winter, they are not likely to be laying eggs. Instinctively, goose and gander share the responsibility of bringing the next generation of geese in to the world. As Disciples of Christ we too have a shared responsibility of bringing up the next generation of believers. Each of us is given a gift and when we all use our gifts for the benefit of building up the Body of Christ everyone is blessed.