A Runner's Thoughts: “Let us meet at the foot of the cross, where we will find strength and courage.” (St. Bernadette Soubirous)
A Runner's Thoughts: “Let us never tire, therefore, of seeking the Lord—of letting ourselves be sought by him—of tending over our relationship with him in silence and prayerful listening. Let us keep our gaze fixed on him, the center of time and history; let us make room for his presence within us.” (Pope Francis)
A Runner's Thoughts: “We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
A Runner's Thoughts: “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” (St. John XXIII)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Life is for participating, not for spectating.” (Kathrine Switzer) So to in the spiritual life…faith is for participating, not spectating!
A Runner’s Thoughts: How can we gain God’s Wisdom? Well perhaps as St. Francis says we need to – “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” (St. Francis Of Assisi)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “To be faithful, to be creative, we need to be able to change. To change! And why must I change? So that I can adapt to the situations in which I must proclaim the Gospel. To stay close to God, we need to know how to set out; we must not be afraid to set out.” (Pope Francis)
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: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” (1John 4:18)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Life is for participating, not for spectating.” (Kathrine Switzer)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!