Intinsic Value

Matthew :28-29

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

One of the most sought-after luxury items in the world is the Rolex watch. A Rolex is indeed a work of art and a wonderful piece of engineering – with intricate design and precise movement. Wearing a Rolex has become a symbol of success.

The wealthiest man in Bible is Solomon. In all his splendor, he would have much more than a Rolex can reflect. Yet, in term of glory and aesthetics he would be no match to a simple dandelion.

Modern biologists would agree to Jesus’ evaluation. The most complex known DNA belongs to a rare Japanese lily (scientific name Paris Japonica). This beauty’s DNA is 50 times longer than that of a human. But we don’t have to go to the extremes. We have spend millions upon millions to understand the simplest life form – let alone design and create.

The fundamental difference between God’s creation and human creation is LIFE. God creates living systems, people create mechanical systems. Mechanical systems are simple and predictable. Living systems are complex and sometimes unpredictable. However living systems are intelligent, robust and adaptive.

Our society have realized that “organic” is the future – at least for groceries. The challenge that the creation story poses to us is to extend the organic way to managing our work – to look our co-workers as living breathing human rather than productivity, look at our customers and clients as living being rather than revenue.

Let’s be alive!


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