A Runner’s Thoughts: “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” (Response for the Responsorial Psalm for Mass of Pentecost)
A Runner’s Thoughts: "In essentials unity, in nonessentials liberty, and in all things, charity." (Said by Many…)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved, as to love.” (From the Prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi)
A Runner’s Thoughts: If we chose to be a spiritual person, we can learn three things about ourselves. We can learn how to keep moving forward through whatever life throws at us. We can learn who we truly are, our best self. We can learn that we are never alone and always love because we have God moving with us!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Remember the living of life is a sacred act, sacred time. Sacred is a Latin word sacraficium, meaning to cut up, or sacrifice. If we our life to be spiritual we need to sacrifice time, energy, and comfort. It requires that we face life head on, live wholly in the present, taking on joy and suffering, savoring each emotion, every experience while offering it all to God. (Adapted from Roger Joslin)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” (C.S. Lewis) This is true whether we are talking about life or the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: As you begin your day, today or any day, take a moment to reflect on a sense of balance, a sense of energy, a sense of renewal that can result from your living of life today. Think of a moment when you felt God’s presence. Think of ways that you felt God presence. Now take that energy, that balance, that presence with you throughout the day!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Enter into your prayer by faith, remain in it in hope and do not abandon it except for that charity which serves and endures.” (St. Jane Frances de Chantal)
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)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!