A Runner's Thoughts: When we run, walk or move through life another way with God we can expect surprises, missteps and great leaps toward our understanding and in our relationship with God, but we will never be alone!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Today, I run for pure, absolute joy.” (Lopez Lomong) Today, run, walk or move through life another way for pure absolute joy…
A Runner’s Thoughts: Static people don’t fall! You fall because you were either climbing or running or walking or moving through life another way. This is a sign that you are on track. Don’t stop where you fall; rise up and do it again! So too in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.” (George Sheehan) The same is true if we walk or move through life another way…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Life is for participating, not for spectating.” (Kathrine Switzer) The same is true about faith, thus if we say we believe, we have faith then we need to be participating not spectating. So, get out there and be a person of faith today – and maybe run, walk or move through life another way a little too!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” (Abraham Lincoln)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Setting goals requires gazing way out at the horizon of your life. But once you set your course, most of the time your awareness should be on the trail under your feet.” (Lauren Fleshman) So to in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Struggle is the food from which change is made, and the best time to make the most of a struggle is when it's right in front of your face.
Now, I know that might sound a bit simplistic. But, too often we're led to believe that struggling is a bad thing, or that we struggle because we're doing something wrong.
I disagree. I look at struggle as an opportunity to grow. True struggle happens when you can sense what is not working for you and you're willing to take the appropriate action to correct the situation. Those who accomplish change are willing to engage the struggle.” (Danny Dreyer)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.” (Lynn Jennings) So to in the spiritual life…Faith is our spiritual muscle that needs strengthened just like our mental and physical muscles.
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Shift from thinking to feeling–feel yourself accomplishing your goal. Take that feeling out of your head and put it into your heart. Embrace it as the reality.” (Erin Taylor) So to in the spiritual life – Don’t just think God, feel God today. Put God in your heart!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!