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Dust is the symbol of Lent.
Remember that you are dust.
And to dust you shall return.
Humanity is constituted of dust.
In the second chapter of Genesis, we are taken to the scene where God makes the first human being. The Divine stoops low and scoops into his eternally creative hands a handful of dust. What can be made of this pile of dirt? And what imaginative vision will be required for beholding shape and form, even dignity in so inauspicious a mound?
“The LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”