Today’s Lent reading brought me to this from the Barefoot Theology Blog…
You, my dear human being, are not God. You, busy person, are not immortal. You, who can do so much and command so many, will go back to the dust. Thank God.
While human mortality can be stunningly difficult to accept, especially the mortality of those we love, it is a blessing.
We, frail creatures, are not all powerful; we’re not even very powerful. Without one another, we would very quickly wither away. Without God, we would simply cease to be.
Ash Wednesday, and Lent, is perhaps God’s best way of telling us to set down the world.
Set it down, and let someone infinitely more qualified carry it instead.