A Runner’s Thoughts: “Keep your dream in front of you. Never let it go regardless of how farfetched it might seem.” (Hal Higdon)
A Runner’s Thoughts: In the spirituality of living - The miracle is not that we live each day. The miracle is that we have the courage to start and bring God with us each day! (Adapted from a quote by John Bingham)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Faith is powerful to do all things, for nothing is impossible to the believer; faith makes all things attainable and possible.” (St. Mary of Agreda)
A Runner’s Thoughts: From the Morning Prayer of the Church today – “Father, creator of unfailing light, give that same light to those who call to you. May our lips praise you; our lives proclaim your goodness; our works give you honor, and our voices celebrate you forever.”
A Runner’s Thoughts: “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “When we fail, we are merely joining the great parade of humanity that has walked ahead of us and will follow after us.” (Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “[We] do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What [we] need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” (Thomas Merton)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.” (Meister Eckhart0
A Runner’s Thoughts: You might say that John Bingham is also talking about the spiritual life when he talks about running – “It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else. We can enjoy every moment of movement, as long as where we are is as good as where we'd like to be. That's not to say that you need to be satisfied forever with where you are today. But you need to honor what you've accomplished, rather than thinking of what's left to be done.” (John Bingham)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Never let evil talk pass your lips, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.” (Ephesians 4:29-32)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!