God made us from dust.  We're never too far from our origins.  The apostle Paul says we're only clay pots -- dust mixed with water, passed through fire.  Hard, yes, but brittle too.  Knowing this, God gave us the gift of Sabbath - not just as a day, but as an orientation, a way of seeing and knowing.  Sabbath-keeping is a form of mending.  It's mortar in the joints.  Keep Sabbath, or else break too easily, and oversoon.  Keep it, otherwise our dustiness consumes us, becomes us, and we end up able to hold exactly nothing.
~Mark Buchanan

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