This week's haftara includes the line in 'lecha dodi' "hisne'ari me'afar kumi" - shake yourselves off and get up from the dust. The Vilna Ga'on explains that the explanation is not 'get up and shake the dust from yourselves,' but rather 'get up from the dust that you are.' The idea is that at the generation when Moshiach comes, we will have the spiritual level of mere dust; confused priorities, sins, etc.It is from that level which we will have to somehow rise up.

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