Spirit. Geist. Pneuma. Ruwach. In the beginning, God got down into the dust and breathed the shell of a man to life. Second time around, God became dust. Does God breathe life into himself? Who is God that he should need and receive breath from himself? And when does God choose to breathe life into humanity?
Without the breath of God the house of God is full of hot air. We regularly give birth to wind (Isaiah 26:17-18). And if we're not farting and belching out ridiculous sounds then we're perpetually prepared to explode, trying to hold it all in - little hornets in a smelly bottle (i.e. armchair hockey fans and water- cooler politicians). Sardonicus risus caninus.
We were created to become cruciform children of God... full and fast and free... farmers planting, athletes training, and soldiers under authority. Preparing the soil. Submitting to strict training. And, if you don't have the skill to stop the bleeding and the dexterity to obey orders no matter what the cost, then get the bloody red cross off your pack, arm, and helmet (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12).