How humanity organizes has everything to do with Christianity.
Everything is organized or ordered. What people think of as the messiest is organized or ordered as such. Its organization is confused. It speaks confusion. It tells of the mind behind it. May one say it is disorganized and mean the same thing? Yes. However, the notion of chaos is mistaken when it is the connotation meaning that no intelligent mind can make sense of it. God can make sense of what humans call unintelligible or chaotic. God knows exactly what the mess says. God knows the mind behind it perfectly. Nothing is hidden. There is nothing without meaning from God's perspective.
Lack of faith and worthy deeds along with not overcoming sins impedes human beings from becoming close to the kingdom in interpretive skills. Most humans fail to see the difference between the confusion behind an obsession for mundane perfection versus the order and peace behind the most rational intention that is divine. The divine is the real perfection. One may attempt outward appearances of law and order and yet have utter confusion and hostility behind it. That is the fruit of the Empire in its attempts to bring forth its "more perfect union." The ultimate fruits show whether a path is mundane or divine. The fruits of the Empire are not the fruits Jesus called for. The Empire is hostile. It has brought forth many wars.
The organization that speaks to sanity has its priorities straight. This work is intended to correct the order of humanities priorities by putting the needy first. It is most righteous to do that. It is the most rational intention. It is the least confused. There is no hostility in it. It is the best foundation for organizing.
There is pattern in everything including the asymmetrical. There is no chance. There is no randomness. There is only lack of greater perspective. All things speak of their causes. All things speak in advance of their outcomes. God is consistent. There is only the insufficiency of the human mind to recognize or the human heart to feel.
"Chaos" used in terms of something being beyond formation or pattern recognition is akin to the human perception of the boundary between matter and the metaphysical. Where does one truly leave off and the other begin? Is God confined to traditional human definitions? No. Is God confined to the boundaries God sets for humans? No. Can the human mind comprehend nothingness on the plane of consciousness of the one who created both nothingness and existence? Is this some semantical trap? No. It is to say that our words fail us when we become mired down in that which is less than infinite.
All things which exist are connected and yet separate at the same time. Everything speaks in the sense of imparting meaning to those who can discern. Lights, colors, sounds, smells, shapes, textures, numbers, words, timings, distances, emotions all speak. The language of God is infinite. We are infants. God is both out of time and space and in time and space in the way God desires.
God is not limited to obeying human physics. God can violate any law of physics humans ever come up with. It is just human arrogance to assume that humans have been privy to seeing even a whole drop in the ocean of existence. God can make anything still and the rest of existence to revolve around it. God can make things move in more than one direction at a time. God can make things be in more than one place at a time. God is everywhere God wants to be simultaneously. God holds all things at once and each thing separately and in all possible combinations as God sees fit to God's purpose. God is beyond dimension.
In all of these things and more, God is consistently always just. Anyone who thinks God is unjust is just not thinking right. Is God though ethically bound? In the common way of thinking about such things, God always keeps God's promises. However, God allows for what humans believe is unethical but for ethical reasons. This is no paradox.
When someone asks whether God can make a rock so large he cannot move it, that someone is asking a nonstarter question. It is the same with all notions that have been paradoxical to the self-limiting human mind. Can God break God's promise? Could Jesus choose not to go to the cross? God has free choice. God though is also free of evil. God could, would never, hence cannot. This is not a paradoxical. This is the infinitude of the word or words. That's why God is perfect.
God is any office God chooses simultaneously. God may make a rock that God's lesser office finds immovable. Yet, this does not negate the oneness of God. It defines it. This is understood in Jesus's statement that he, Jesus, could do nothing without his Father. Through his Father, he could move anything. Don't get hung up upon seeming paradoxes.
There is more than one language being spoken here at the same time. One language is the mundanely limited language of the physics of the not too distant past. The other language is the transcendent. We say "not too distant past," because the theoretical physicists have bumped up against the metaphysical and transcendent already. They just aren't able to communicate it very well to the masses due to the lack of a shared-language base. Often they don't make wise choices of words to describe what they are dealing with.
God is beyond matter, time, space, and the rest of our limited comprehension. God is also within those things to the extent that none of them would exist or ever have existed or would continue without God's sustaining them. Also, no other entity shares in that power. God alone has it. Jesus could do nothing without our Father, but Jesus shares that power at the same time. Hence Jesus is fully God while he was a self-admitted limited human being in that he did not know everything that our Father knew. It is not paradoxical or illogical at all.
God created everything. Satan exists. Therefore, God created Satan. However, Satan is the author of all evil. How can this be? Satan fell. Did God push Satan that is to say, did God make Satan fall?
There is freewill even while there is fate. It is a duality that is not mutually exclusive. Our emotional state creates the reality we perceive. Our fate is whatever happens to us. Our emotional state determines. We are free to change our feelings and, therefore, our fate. It is circular and mundanely illogical, but mundane logic is divinely illogical because it, mundane logic, cannot handle what it calls paradoxes whereas divine logic can and does by knowing that paradoxes don't exist. All is reconciled in God.
What is illogical is for any human being to imagine him or herself capable of grasping everything from God's perspective before becoming worthy to share everything with God. We are works in progress even though our outcome is certainly known in full by God. We must let go of our hang-ups and intellectual egos. We are all babies no matter how old we are or how much we have studied, etc. We have to approach God in all humility. There is stumbling due to the arrogance of mundane knowledge. Jesus didn't do that. He showed us how to avoid getting stuck thinking we know it all. We don't. When we do, we will be God even as we already are God as God shares now with us. It's good. Without it, we could never do anything to bring forth.
In general, how well has humanity organized itself? Is it a mess? Is there more confusion than not? What methods has humanity used to date in history to handle human interactions that have not led to this very state of confusion?
Organization is reflected in results. When all hearts are governed by divine love, then they will automatically be perfectly organized and perfectly free. The result will be the spirit of oneness. Souls will be unified. There will be harmony. It will be peaceful. The truth will reign. All the rest of the good will follow automatically. It is a free choice that God gives us to escape the bonds of evil.
Currently, humanity is organized in such a way that it is self-evident that what governs is far from love. There is not a humanity-wide spirit of oneness. There is not unity, harmony, or peace; therefore, falsehood prevails, and it is self-evident that the wrong govern. Unity, harmony, and peace are good government. Disunity, discord, violence, and war among the other evils are bad government. Humanity is a mess; therefore, the top shepherds and stewards are a mess. They don't serve. They aren't last.
Do we say violently overthrow them? No. Christians do not do violence. Christians speak the truth and things happen. What we call for is repentance by all the shepherds and stewards. If they will not, they will not be followed and will fall.
Jesus set the example of proper shepherding and stewardship. The spirit of oneness that is sufficient to achieve all the good becomes known only through the appreciation of the depth of love Jesus showed in dying for all the reasons he did. Jesus died for unselfishness. There was no selfishness in his words or deeds no matter how harsh people take them today or took them then. They don't understand, and they didn't then. Even when others tried to pin selfishness upon him, the real selfishness was hiding in the hearts of his accusers. All accusers of Christ have ulterior, selfish motives. An example is as follows:
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always. (John 12:3-8).
Jesus did not set up provisioning for himself. He did not come to be ministered unto even though angels, men, and women did minister to his needs. He had no house. He owned no bed. God provided everything directly and through the good hearts of others. People gave and shared with him, as they ought with each and all. That's what he showed. It was not only possible but right and will yet happen with the whole of humanity. Those who loved Jesus (loved the truth) showed their love without any ulterior motives. Did they feel good about helping him? Yes. How could they not? That though was the aftereffect and not the impetus for their helping. They did not do it to feel good. They felt good, because they did it. This is a conditioning from God. It is not bad to feel good after helping people. Righteousness for righteousness' sake is the prime thing that ought to move one. Feeling right and clean afterwards is God's way of reinforcing that right action. Feeling right and clean is not feeling accolades from others. One feels right and clean regardless of whether anyone else knows of one's deeds or not. It is enough that God knows.
The bag (treasury) that Judas carried had money in it, because money was furnished by those who loved Jesus and wanted to further his mission. They wanted the truth told. They wanted to learn more. They wanted to do what was right and to know how to keep the commandments by knowing what the commandments truly meant. "Whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well." (3 John 1:6).
It means that it is right to help those who are doing the work of God spreading the faith and good deeds, not leaving them to want for things for their bodies and not leaving them with nothing to help the poor. Let your love be magnified through helping people to help people to help yet even more people, ad infinitum, finally to radiate out to all and back from all, never to burn out: Infinite love. Because the disciples loved the truth, they remembered the poor and infirmed and all the rest and were supported in that effort by others who also loved the truth. Paul wrote as follows:
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. (Galatians 2:9-10).
Therefore, let us also always remember the poor and be forwarded and organized in that real Christian spirit. The perfect way for humanity to be organized and ordered is that real Christian way. That unselfish way of putting the last first is salvation.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)