A Runner’s Thoughts: “Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, ‘Why do you not practice what you preach?’” and “A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.” (St. Jerome)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Life can often pull us down and causes us to struggle however in the living of life, prayer and a focus on others always lifts us up. (Adapted from a quote by Jerry Hadfield)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “We must learn to let go of the tendency to point our fingers at God and instead grasp the hand of the One who is there to help us through difficult times.” (Steve Givens)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” (John Lennon) and "Let us allow God to act; He brings things to completion when we least expect it." (St. Vincent de Paul)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Being listened to is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.” (David Augsburger)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Peace begins with a smile...” “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” (St. Teresa of Calcutta)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “But [as] with any obstacle in our lives, there are those moments, despite the setbacks, where there is a glimmer of hope.” (Rebekah Gregory) So to in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “How can one learn to know oneself? Never by introspection, rather by action.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) So to in the spiritual life…introspection can help us see things about ourselves, but it is our actions, through prayer and service of others that will really help us to know ourselves!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his [or her] point of view... Until you climb inside of his [or her] skin and walk around in it.” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.” (Maya Angelou)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!