Dust – Ash Wednesday

It’s the dry season.

The taste of dust is in my mouth as I walk and drive the dusty roads.

“Dust you are and to dust you will return.”

But when it rains, the dust will turn to mud – and with a little sun will become earth for growing.

Dust needs water.

But not too much.

And a bit of sun.

Remember that the Lord raises the poor from the dust (1 Samuel 2:8).

And the Lord makes rivers in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:19).

And the waters of baptism bring new life.

Happy Lent.


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