Remember You are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return!
I don’t like to post religious topics but I consider “Ash Monday” a very important day! Today, is the “Ash Monday” which is the beginning of “fasting” for Christians Maronite and Catholic in Lebanon.
Why it is important to me?
Because they remind us on this day that we as humans, are dust and to the dust we shall return!
In Arabic they say: “Remember human that you are from dust and to the dust you shall return” (ouzkour ya insan annaka menal tourab, wa ila el tourabi ta3oud).
أذكر يا إنسان أنك من التراب، وإلى التراب تعود
I used to be very attached to my religion, and this is something that has changed, fortunately, over the years, I take what is suitable and logical, I drop what is not, I respect other beliefs and religions as long as you’re not imposing your beliefs on me. My ultimate belief is separating “faith” from “religion” especially “Men Of Religions”.
The ash that churches use to celebrate this day is coming from the palms of the previous “Palm Sunday”. They leave them to dry, than they burn them and crush them and they add holy water until it’s a mixture.
I hope that people will really get the meaning of this sentence today, to realize that we are very tiny, this body that we keep worrying or bragging about, will become dust, as we should remind our selves to remain very humble, very loving and very compassionate, and we should embrace this life while we can.
H.A – March 4th 2019
Categories: Religious & Faith