02 Mar '17, 1pm

“Life to death, death to life—like seeds, like soil, like stars" https://t.co/aI2ZnYoXOU

Today’s post is an excerpt from Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church : We are made of stardust, the scientists say—the iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones, and the chlorine in our skin forged in the furnaces of ancient stars whose explosions scattered the elements across the galaxy. From the ashes grew new stars, and around one of them, a system of planets and asteroids and moons. A cluster of dust coalesced to form the earth, and life emerged from the detritus of eight billion- year-old deaths. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. In the creation story of Genesis; God shaped man out of the dust of the earth and animated him with divine breath. God placed the man in a garden by a river and taught him to tend it. When God saw that man needed a partner in this work, God created woman and together the pair learned how to be alive: to plant and prune, ...

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/ash-searching-for-sunday

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