Jan 26, 2005 · I am but dust and ashes - The world was created for me. According to Rabbi Bunim of P'shiskha, everyone should have two pockets, each containing a slip of paper. On one should be written: I am but dust and ashes, and on the other: The world was created for me. From time to time we must reach into one pocket, or the other.
The two distinct words used to denote man or mankind and their usage is strong indication that the Bible is speaking of two different groups of humans. The name Adam and the word "man" mean the same thing. Adam is the name of the first "man" mentioned by name. The word "man" is used when speaking about mankind in general or as a group.
Dust we are, and dust we shall be. Any man who chooses to lust in this world for all his days, denying the Lord, will return to dust. But when he is formed up once more, God will not hear his cries for him. As God calls you in this life, he wants you. But if you deny him here, you will Call for Him there, but He will not hear you. Dust to Dust.
So farewell to the little good you bear me. Farewell! a long farewell, to all my greatness! This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him; The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, And, when he thinks, good easy man, full surely
If you own a mobile phone, make sure you have it with you. Stay sober. Do not do anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret. Drive yourself to and from the first meeting. Just in case things don't work out, you need to be in control of your own ride — even if that means taking a taxi.