A Runner’s Thoughts: “No single act of love will be lost, no generous effort is meaningless, no painful endurance is wasted. All of these encircle our world like a vital force.” (Pope Francis)
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 have two thoughts for you today… Remember that if we are meditative movers through life, if we are movers at prayer then as we live each day we will be fortunate to find ways to refresh not only our bodies but also our spirits. You might say with the living of each day we give ourselves the chance to be born again in friendship with God! (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path) – “You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone.” (Percy Cerutty)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” (Albert Einstein)
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: “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some people 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)
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!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!