Organization and Organism

Organisms are alive

Natural organisms are alive and appear in diverse forms.  Scientists have not yet been able to replicate an organism.

You probably know that The Old Fool attends two informal ad hoc groups – The Sam-Hedron on Tuesday morning and Borderlands on Sunday morning.  Both groups are guided by similar, simple courtesies:  Listen carefully, don’t interrupt; speak your mind freely so all may learn from you: no one will judge you.

Scientists are trying, but they have not been able as yet to make a simple living cell from scratch. Click here.

In an earlier post, Then and Now, In or Out” I wrote about the nature of the visible church and Invisible Church.  A friend commented:  “Oh, how beautifully told, and how rationally expressed!”  If curious, I suggest that you click here to read that post.

Illustration with a team on puzzle pieces.

Organization fits diverse people into a teams in order to gets things done

The Old Fool believes that all who live on earth have an organic Kingdom-connection that is indivisible, un-dissolvable, built on unconditional love, and is indestructible and unconquerable. It is above religion, denomination and beyond national or regional boundaries.  This is a great mystery.



On the other hand, society must organize itself to reach it’s goals. Last night I was with other members of the College Mennonite Church in the regular meeting of its members. The best minds of the congregation struggled to perfect its organization. No organization is perfect, for nothing created by human beings achieves perfection.

Goshen College

Goshen College

Goshen College and College Mennonite Church are unique institutions. They are joint owners of the property they use.   The purpose of the college as I understand it, is to test the values of the past, educate students to serve in the present and prepare them for the future.

Goshen College is thrilled by an increased number of Hispanic students that enrolled this year.  It has organized itself to bring  this about. To read of the work of Gilberto Perez and his team who made this possible click here.  This is consistent with the Goshen College faith statement.

College Mennonite Church is grateful for the growing number of Hispanics who choose the church as their place of worship.  To learn more click here and scroll through the Spanish to the English translation.

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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