This is Sampson and Wimpy (hi guys!)
When these two Springer Spaniels first come to the kennel, they act very cautious. If one doesn't want to go outside, then neither will the other. However, once they are acclimated, they do a fine job of having fun together.
I just read a book that included the phrase "People do better in groups." It made me think quite a bit about the truth of this. I exercise harder when I'm in a group. I'm more likely to do my Bible study lesson when the others have done theirs. Their willingness to open up gives me the permission to do the same. In other words, I do better.
It also made me think that sometimes people fail as a group too. After all, not every venture ends successfully. However, if it was a worthy goal, the act of striving together lessens the pain of defeat. And perhaps the goal was partially met, which is also a success.
God wants us to be in community with each other, even when it's difficult. But when we face something difficult, like Sampson and Wimpy, we succeed and fail together. And most likely, we'll achieve some success simply because we are together.