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I have always intended to read scripture and get to know it, but I still have a long way to go. I am interested in the scriptures of non-Christian religions as well, but I only have so much time right now. However, among all I have read, creation stories have always fascinated me. As a result, I have found my favorite Bible verse early in the book of Genesis, chapter 3, verse 19.
for you are dust, and to dust you shall return
I mention this is my favorite verse a lot as I would love to get it tattooed in Latin on my foot. Whenever I recite it, people always recognize it from Ash Wednesday and look at me perplexed, “Why that verse?”
Except, of course, those who respond with, “Cool! That’s an awesome verse!”
I get asked a lot what it means to me, why it is so significant to me. But the thing I like about it is that no matter how you interpret it, it is such a powerful verse.
quia pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris
Most people are familiar with this verse from Ash Wednesday. I have never actually been to an Ash Wednesday service and have therefore formed my attachment to this verse through other means.
I love this verse as a reminder that all be have is from God.
for you are dust
I love this verse as a reminder that we are mortal.
and to dust you shall return
We are blessed to have this life we are given, and it should not be taken for granted.
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