Daily Prayer: O God, we love you and our only desire is to love you until the last breath of our lives. If our tongues cannot say in every moment that we love you, we want our hearts to repeat it to you as often as we draw a breath. Amen. (Adapted from a prayer by St. John Vianney)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Looking forward to something is much more fun than looking back at something–and much more constructive.” (Hortense Odlum)
Daily Blessing: Sunday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Sunday has started off well and that you will be able to give God a little time today! I am finishing up my time St. Ignatius Martyr Parish in Long Beach today. After the noon mass I will be headed home. It has been a wonder two weeks here. I always enjoy helping out and being blessing with time to enjoy the gift of being near the ocean.
Daily Thoughts: In a word our readings today at about humility. In our first reading from the Book of Sirach we hear the echoes of traditional Jewish teachings concerning right conduct. Basically these verses say, “Remember who you are and who you are not.”
Remember you are gifted by God and when you remain peacefully grateful you will experience being loved by God and others.
A Runner’s Thoughts: “I run because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails, put one foot in front of the other, and come to the same conclusion I did: I run because it always takes me where I want to go.” (Dean Karnazes) And so to in the spiritual life…