Mud Pies for Jesus. Do you remember making mud pies as a child? It was fun. We all were happy getting our hands dirty. We are made from dirt - dirt, soul, human. We cannot see others or ourselves as God sees us. We need to give ourselves permission to let go of judgement and blame. Jesus wants us to be fertile soil. To love, to forgive and to reach out to others. Love and community are complicated. God does not want us to separate ourselves from one another or from community. Today is a day for rejoicing. We came from dust . . .and to dust we shall return.