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Dust and breath

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Joel 2:12-13Psalm 46
"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
Remember that you are dust, And to dust you shall return. Lent is a reminder that we are human beings, creatures, that we come from earth, soil, dust, and we will return to it.  No matter what we do on this life to try to outlive our humanity, to avoid our weakness, to transcend our station, we still ultimately die, we are creatures, trapped in our creatureliness.
But to be made from dust, to have the breath of life breathed into us…
"The Hebrew name for the divine is composite of the words Hayah, Heveh Yehiyeh (was, is, will be).  It conveys the mystery of timelessness, of infinite beingness." This is our source. This is who holds our life. The name of God is made entirely of vowels and can’t really be pronounced. It is said that if you say the name of God as it is written it would sound like an exhaled breath. 
Let’s do that together. We just said God’s name. The first thing a child does when it comes …