A Runner’s Thoughts: “You can run full speed into a door that is closed or you can pull back just a little and go through the open door.” (John Bingham) So let God help you find that open door… Feel the touch of God in your run today no matter if the run is a struggle touched with pain or strong and life giving!
A Runner's Thoughts: When you run, walk or move through life another way, run, walk or move mindfully – when you run, walk or move through life another way make your run, walk or movement a prayer. Remember that each run, walk or movement through life another way is a quest for a connection with God!
A Runner’s Thoughts: As we prepare to run or walk or move through life another way today or any day, as we stretch our muscles getting them ready for the journey ahead. Let us imagine that we are also stretching our spirits and giving our spirits the flexibility needed to encounter God. Each time we take the time to stretch we are also taking the time to pray!
A Runner's Thoughts: “Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” (John Bingham) As a friend of mine says, "So to in the spiritual life!" Faith, belief is the starting point, having faith in your relationship with God. The world will tell you many different things; it will say at time, "You are crazy for believing!" But we don't let the world tells us what is important, what to believe or not believe. We don't dwell in the past. We move beyond the world, we move beyond the past to the present moment and we believe in ourselves and our God!
A Runner's Thoughts: Bring someone on your run, walk or movement through life another way today, perhaps not physically but spiritually. Bring them to God for healing, forgiveness. Make your run, walk or movement through life another way a holy way today!
A Runner's Thoughts: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” (Robert Collier) So to in the spiritual life may your run, walk or movement through life another way today take you into the heart of God and may it be a run, walk or movement of hope!
A Runner's Thoughts: “I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought.” (Arthur Blank) So to when you walk or move through life another way and in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: The human body can only do so much. Then the heart and spirit must take over. (Sohn Kee-chung) As you run, walk or move through life another way never underestimate the power of dreams, the influence of the human spirit and the presence of God!
A Runner's Thoughts: A runner, walker or mover through life another who embarks on the journey of prayer and running, walking or moving through life another way can expect surprises, missteps, and perhaps great leaps toward a relationship with God!
A Runner's Thoughts: Make your run, walk or movement through life another way a meditation today, flush the mind and open the heart and know God is with you!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!