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Wednesday, February 22, 2023




By: Bishop Susan Brown Snook

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

The creation story in Genesis 2 begins with dust. God forms a little earth-creature out of the dust of the ground, and blows breath into the creature to bring it to life. We call the earth-creature “Adam,” from the Hebrew word for earth, Adamah. Since then, every earth-creature has been formed in a sense from the dust of the earth, the elements that God brought forth in creation, dusty elements to which our bodies will one day return.

Yet it is not only death that Ash Wednesday reminds us of – it is life. For it is God’s breath that brought us to life, and God’s breath that brings nourishment to every cell of our bodies, every hour. When we are reborn in Holy Baptism, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit, marked by the breath of God as Christ’s own forever. United with Christ, we are invited into everlasting life by the power of the Holy Spirit. Read More

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