A Runner’s Thoughts: “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” (William Barclay, Scottish Theologian)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Remember, as we run, walk or move through life another way, it is not as if God is waiting at the finish line, or the end of the block or back in the driveway or at the side door. Rather, each movement takes us closer to the realization that God's presence - God's grace - is with us already, and we need only to pay attention to that presence. In other words, let us let go of our expectations today as we run, walk or move through life another way and let God! (Adapted from Running the Spiritual Path by Roger Joslin)
A Runner's Thoughts: As you run, walk or move through life another way today look for good in the world that you pass by, look for good in the people you encounter, sense the good in you and know you do not run, walk or move alone, God runs, walks and moves with you!
A Runner's Thoughts: “Every major decision I’ve made in the last eight years has been prefaced by a run. Where else do you get those uninterrupted hours to do nothing but think?” (Casey Neistat) So as we run, walk or move through life another way today let us think of the impossible made possible through hard work, dedication and the prayer that we allow our runs, walks or movements through life another way to become.
A Runner's Thoughts: “A course never quite looks the same way twice. The combinations of weather, season, light, feelings, and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing.” (Joe Henderson) So run, walk or move another way through life without fear today, breathe, move and permit the spirit of God's loving presence to be in each stride you take!
A Runner's Thoughts: “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
A Runner’s Thoughts: You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. (Steve Prefontaine) The same can be true when we walk or move through life another way… as a matter of fact this way of looking at life can be true for anything we do!
A Runner's Thoughts: Let us look at our run, walk or movement through life another way today and every day as a tool, a device or a practice that aids us in our quest to be people of prayer.
A Runner's Thoughts: Sometimes we think of Sunday as a day of rest, yet we want to run. Perhaps we need to think of our running today and every Sunday as a time of rest, as a time of prayer, as a time that will renew, strengthen and enliven us for the new week ahead!
A Runner's Thoughts: Let us today run, walk or move through life another way in the present moment, not from something and not to something. Let's strive for a grace-filled as well as a graceful run, walk or movement through life another way. Do not move for time but move for form, move for grace, run, walk for move through life another way for God!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!