A Runner’s Thoughts: “The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” (John Bingham) The miracle is trusting in the presence of God, then finding, embracing and acknowledging that presence as we live life!
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: “Looking forward to something is much more fun than looking back at something–and much more constructive.” (Hortense Odlum)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Active waiting for the Lord means not allowing ourselves to be lulled into purely private interests in our homes, but donating our attention, time and talents. It implies sharing our strengths and accepting our weaknesses in our parishes, schools, community work and in society at large.” (Joseph Cardinal Bernardin)
A Runner’s Thoughts: The reading for morning prayer today struck me as good advice as we begin our day – you might say it give us much food for thought! “Never let evil pass your lips; say only good things people need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing that will sadden the Holy Spirit with whom you were sealed against the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, all passion and anger, harsh words, slander, and malice of every kind. In place of these, be kind to one another, compassionate, and mutually forgiving just as God has forgiven you in Christ.” (Ephesians 4:29-32)
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: “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead… Walk beside me… just be my friend” (Albert Camus)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not demanding more from yourself - expanding and learning as you go - you're choosing a numb existence. You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” (Dean Karnazes)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.” (Cardinal John Henry Newman)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” (St. Francis Of Assisi)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!