A Runner's Thoughts: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” (Tommy Lasorda)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Except for .001 percent of the running population, everyone's in the exact same position: There will always be people slower than you, and people faster.” (Ask Miles) – So too if you walk or move through life another way and so too in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Faith, like active prayer is a grace. For prayer, when activated by love through the power of the Spirit, renders true faith manifest – the faith that reveals the life of Jesus.” (St. Gregory of Sinai)
A Runner’s Thoughts: We need to always remember that there are different forms of prayer, of communication with God and that they are possible in everything we do, even when we run, walk or move through life another way. So, as I have often said, let us allow our run, our walk or our movement through life another way today to be a prayer – a prayer of thanksgiving, a prayer of petition or intercession, a prayer of praise, a prayer of struggle, or a prayer seeking help or perhaps just a prayer that says hello God how are you today?
A Runner’s Thoughts: St. Teresa of Calcutta saw Christ in the face of everyone she met; Is it possible to live life in a way that models her behavior? Perhaps, as we journey through life today we might try placing a smile on our face and through it offer a blessing to everyone we meet!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Shakespeare once wrote, “Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.” Jesus said, “…with God all things are possible.” Thus, if we run, walk or move through life another way with God then as we strive with things impossible they will become possible! Have a great run, walk or movement through life another way today and stay cool.
A Runner’s Thoughts: A few words to live by from St. Bonaventure – “We cannot rise above ourselves unless a higher power lifts us up.”
A Runner’s Thoughts: “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”
(William W. Purkey)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.” (Deena Kastor) So to in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul. (Kristin Armstrong) – So too when we walk or move through life another way with purpose… and so too in the spiritual life!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!