A Runner’s Thoughts: “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
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: On this Feast of the Passion of St. John the Baptist we might ask ourselves – “Herod’s choosing appearance over substance, over truth, is an invitation to all of us to reflect on the voices to which we listen in our everyday lives.” (Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Our task is to make music with what remains.” (Itzhak Perlman)
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: “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: “Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” (St. Rose of Lima)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “May the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in our hearts!”
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!