A Runner’s Thoughts: “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today” (St. Francis Of Assisi)
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: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that
of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven” (Mathew 5: 20)
A Runner’s Thoughts: As we move through life today let’s imagine that God is at our side, moving along with us. Imagine how God would look with kindness into the faces of all whom the two of us would meet though out our day. Imagine how God would find good in everyone we encounter. Thus, as we journey through our day, let us look for good in everyone. Let us look for good within ourselves. (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There is no need to look for God here or there. He is no farther away than the door of your own heart.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” (Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst.” (Pope Francis)
A Runner’s Thoughts: If we approach the living of life each day as a pilgrimage and believe that the realizations of our goals of this lifelong pilgrimage happen with each step taken, then we are truly wandering down a sacred path. Our days become holy. If we live with a sense of the sacred in our heart, we transform the earth beneath our feet into holy ground. If we live with the intention to find God, then we become pilgrims. If we have the pilgrim’s sacred intention then we change a simple, humble day in life into “God’s day!” (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.” (Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan in “A League of Their Own”)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!