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Chapter 16: Order Without Control

Human management is a scheme of the old creation and as such it will always fail over time. While men and women of great character and compassion can do fairly well with it for a season, their tacts will trend away from a growing dependence on Jesus and a trust that love transforms people and gravitate toward policies and rules that will do more to harm than help.

Many fear the only other option, however, is chaos. Everyone does what is best in their self-interest and that is true of people living in the old order. But those who embrace the transformative love of Christ will find love and respect more fruitful building blocks to the community of the new creation. But to do that you have to trust that Jesus, by his Spirit, can manage the growing community.