A Runner's Thoughts: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
A Runner's Thoughts: “Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves… What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment’s hesitation.” (Catherine De Hueck Doherty)
A Runner's Thoughts: “Good example is the most efficacious apostolate. By your good example and your words, animate others to know and love God.” (St. Mary Joseph Rossello)
A Runner's Thoughts: Let us journey through life today with a spirit of gratefulness. Before we begin our day, let's declare our intention to look upon all we encounter with the freshness of the unexpected. It has been said that "surprise leads us on the path of gratefulness." So, let us live life today with a sense of miraculous expectation and allow feelings of gratitude for the extraordinary and the ordinary to flow through our being!
A Runner's Thoughts: “Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance, suppresses anger, prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises us to heaven.” (St. Ephrem of Syria)
A Runner's Thoughts: “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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: “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” (Meister Eckhart)
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)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!