A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us run in the present moment, not from something and not to something. Let us strive for a grace-filled run and well as a graceful run. Run today not for time but fore grace. Run with God! (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” (Tommy Lasorda)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime.” (Bill Rodgers) I know Bill Rodgers is talking about running, racing, but I also think you can apply what he says to life and to faith. Living life and being a person of faith is a lifetime of preparation, work and investment. We need to be about living life and being faithful to our relationship with God each and every day!
A Runner’s Thoughts: A smile as we run, walk or move through life another way can help us remain focused, it often causes others to smile back which can be uplifting and perhaps most importantly it can remind us that that we have been graced by God. So, as we move through life today let’s put a smile on our face!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “I know that when I finish strong, I’m cultivating and honoring the love and commitments in my life. As a runner, it’s time to apply that hard-earned wisdom to everything I do.” (Kristin Armstrong)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Samuel Shoemaker once said, “Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.” Let's make our next run, walk or movement through life, a prayer and allow ourselves to be changed!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Holiness is not something we can build into a run. Running does not make us holy. However, we can make our run holy by bringing to our run a sense of God’s Presence. Thus, we can transform our run from the ordinary to the sacred. (Adapted from Roger Joslin- Running the Spiritual Path) This turn whether we run or walk or move through life another way…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “I run because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails, put one foot in front of the other, and come to the same conclusion I did: I run because it always takes me where I want to go.” (Dean Karnazes)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us run today with a spirit of gratefulness. Before we begin our run, let us declare our intention to look upon all we encounter with the freshness of the unexpected. Let us run with a sense of miraculous expectation and allow a feeling of gratitude for the extraordinary and the ordinary to flow through our being. (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running The Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.” (William Shakespeare) “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Can’t these thoughts be found in how Jesus is asking us to live? – Have a great day!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!