Everything has structure, of whatever type, and structure is an enabling potency. In the world of existence that we humans dwell, time is another factor. For instance, every day the sun rises and so time is recognized as a part of life. These two, structure and time, are strongly evident components of the economy and their intermingling is what defines capital.
Imagine an intricate latticework: a beautifully woven silk fabric made by a skilled artisan or an amazing spider web sparkling with dew. It is all connected and bound together, which is one way to visualize the structure of capital. Another day, another tapestry and another freshly woven web – different over time, accommodating the changes over time. The dynamic intricate latticework of the capital structure emerges from the market process and yet neither its breadth and depth nor its appearance along the time horizon can be fully comprehended by the human mind. Nor does it need to be!
So it is, just as we recognize that there is an infinite variety of structures in all of creation it is true also that the capital needed for producing all of the products that people desire is diverse and various. And that does not even take into account the time element. Some production processes are short and others are lengthy. The capital structure is really an infinitely intricate latticework of both structure and time, dynamically.
The complexity of the capital structure may divert attention away from its purpose and function. In the divine economy model it is the transformative element.
The divine economy model shows that just as individuals seek transformation, all of the factors that are a part of the economy are also irresistibly and subtly transformed, ultimately serving the needs of those earthly ‘images’ of the Creator – human beings – you and me.