“We are all temporarily not dirt.”
The elements in your body are made from stardust
calcium and iron, mixed with marrow and sinew
stretched just like that God-child with skin
that one day will again, become dust.
Blessings on the cosmic dust
Of all creation from which we come and into which we will return,
and in the meantime,
blessings on the dust in which you journey,
blessings on the dust that you will shake off your feet,
blessings on the dust that smudges foreheads and hands in ancient days,
and on this day,
bear this holy dust mark knowing you are not alone,
you are all made from the same dust
that busted forth at the birthplace of creation,
and you belong, in life and in death, to the one who calls you beloved.
You belong to God.
~Reverend Shawna Bowman