Dust & Ashes.
The main drawback with this blog is that it's written by me.
My writing has always been pathetic because I've always written with the audience at the forefront of my mind. What will they think of this piece? How will they view me in light of this sentence? Will they laugh at this hilarious anecdote? Will they swoon at this delicious turn of phrase?
= WILL THEY LOVE ME =
I hope Dust & Ashes is the product of a growing in self-awareness. Namely, the recent realisation that I am not God.
During a particularly brutal season of depression and burnout, a mentor was kind enough to say:
"Jonathan, you are dust."
He was quoting Psalm 103:
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
You might think that there are more encouraging things one might say to a depressed person, but for me, it was wonderful news. God's compassion is linked to this realisation...
God is God. I am me.
He is Creator. I am creation.
He is Father. I am son.
He is Sovereign. I am servant.
He is Lord & King. I am dust & ashes.
This blog serves as the reservoir for my stream of consciousness.