A Runner's Thoughts: “The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner's Thoughts: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.” (Isaiah 2:5)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “As a runner, you have to face the truth about yourself on a regular basis, and it makes you more honest. You can't pretend to be faster than you are. You can't pretend that you are better prepared than you are. You cannot pretend to be a runner, you actually have to run.” (John Bingham) So to in the spiritual life… You cannot pretend to be a person of faith, you actually have to live your faith!
A Runner's Thoughts: “look on the needs of the saints as your own; be generous in offering hospitality. Bless your persecutors; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same attitude toward all. Put away ambitious thoughts and associate with those who are lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never repay injury with injury. See that your conduct is honorable in the eyes of all. If possible, live peaceably with everyone.” (Romans 12: 13 – 18)
A Runner's Thoughts: “I am as sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God. God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner's Thoughts: “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner's Thoughts: “Every day is a fresh start; don't measure yourself by yesterday's troubles.” (Dagny Scott Barrios) So always live life with imagination and see as you go that God is always with you!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner's Thoughts: “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner's Thoughts: "Happiness is an inexpressibly misleading and temporary thing, decides nothing; the true stations of joy are on the road which lies through simple endurance." (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!