A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us live today with a spirit of gratefulness. As we begin our day, let us declare our intention to look upon all we encounter with the freshness of the unexpected. Let us live 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: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” (Tommy Lasorda)
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) So whether we run, walk or move through life another way we are to apply wisdom to everything that we do!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us remember that if we live life on the spiritual path, God is the source of our strength, God is our footpath, and God is the finish line. If we live life consciously, with the intention to move closer to the presence of God, then our movement, the actions of our daily life become a profession of our faith! (Adapted from Roger Joslin, Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “The human spirit is indomitable. No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records.” (Roger Bannister)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Let us live life today in the present moment, not running from something or to something. Let us strive to live a grace-filled life today. Let us live life today with God! (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Samuel Shoemaker once said, “Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.”
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 live life today 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 live life today let’s put a smile on our face!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” (Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!