A Runner’s Thoughts: “For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.” (T.S. Eliot)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Prayer is the raising of the mind to God. We must always remember this. The actual words matter less.” (St. John XXIII)
A Runner's Thoughts: “Like happiness, holiness is always tied to little gestures. These little gestures are those we learn at home, in the family; they get lost amid all the other things we do, yet they do make each day different. They are the quiet things done by mothers and grandmothers, by fathers and grandfathers, by children, by siblings. They are little signs of tenderness, affection and compassion. Like the warm supper we look forward to at night, the early lunch awaiting someone who gets up early to go to work. Homely gestures. Like a blessing before we go to bed, or a hug after we return from a hard day’s work.” (Pope Francis)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried” (St. Oscar A. Romero)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Running! If there's any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” (Joyce Carol Oates) – Now we know why St. John was such a good mystic, writer and runner!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Run, [walk or move another way through life] into peace.” (Meister Eckhart) Merry Christmas all runners, walkers and movers through life!
A Runner's Thoughts: “But when work is infused with joy, it changes everything about the attitude behind the effort. The resistance is removed. Things flow rather than push.” (Kristin Armstrong) Judge the quality of your life by the steadfastness of your movement towards God's spirit.
A Runner’s Thoughts: In the spiritual life, living well is a matter of – praying and living by faith is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tried, and instant results do not happen.
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.” (Meister Eckhart)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!