A Runner’s Thoughts: As you run, walk or move through life another way today try to do it God-centered. In other words, make your run, walk or movement through life another way a run, walk or movement in which you honor God through the voices of nature. Let yourself experience all the sounds of nature around you; the wind, the trees, the leaves. Listen to the sounds of water if you go near a creek, river or the ocean. Smell the scents of nature around you. Remember in the Psalms, the rivers clapped and the ocean roar in praise of God, so join in the chorus with your run, walk or movement through life another way. Look, purposefully, for signs of God’s creation, offering praise. Become one among the many voices of creation to give praise as you run, walk or move through life another way today! (Adapted from Roger Joslin)
A Runner’s Thoughts: If you happened to catch The Sunday Mass today on TV or on our website, Fr. Paul Ruttle, C.P. opened his homily by asking the congregation what 1+1+1 equals. One of the young high school students in the congregation yelled out 3! Fr. Paul said on any other day, at any other time you would be right but today you are wrong, because today 1+1+1=1. The person of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit equal one God.
You might say we are not using, new math or old math, we are using Church math! Happy Trinity Sunday!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” (Arthur Ashe)
A Runner’s Thoughts: If we want to move through life as a spiritual person let us remember that being faithful is what matters, it is not what we do or how we do it. It is the joy living, the gift is being alive as we journey of life that makes all the difference. We have the best chance of encountering our friend God, in the midst of our life each day by always remaining focused in the present and don’t thinking too far ahead!
A Runner’s Thoughts: Running, walking or moving through life another way can be so symbolic of life and faith. In running, walking or moving through life another way like in life, we have to drive ourselves to overcome the obstacles. At times we feel that we just cannot do it. But then we find an inner strength, an inner presence and realize that we are capable of so much more than we thought. And like in faith when we run, walk or move through life another way we often realize that we are not alone that God runs, walks or moves another way through life with us!
A Runner’s Thoughts: As we move through life today let’s imagine that God is at our side, moving along with us. Imagine how God would look with kindness into the faces of all whom the two of us would meet though out our day. Imagine how God would find good in everyone we encounter. Thus, as we journey through our day, let us look for good in everyone. Let us look for good within ourselves. (Adapted from Roger Joslin – Running the Spiritual Path)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.” (George Sheehan)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “A [person] can fail many times, but he [or she] isn’t a failure until he [or she] begins to blame somebody else.” (John Burroughs)
A Runner’s Thoughts: Running, walking or moving through life another way is about the physical, the mental and the emotional sides of our lives. It challenges us in physical, mental and emotional ways. Will our bodies respond, will they hold up, will they get us back home or to the finish line? Will our minds let us move beyond the pain and the struggle? Can we overcome the fear? Will we give in to what seems easier? Yes, running, walking or moving through life another way is about the physical, the mental and the emotional sides of our lives, however they are also about the spiritual. It is about breathing in the breath of God, the Holy Spirit. Running, walk or moving through life another way is about giving life to the gift of who God has created us to be!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” (Ronald Rook) So to if we walk or move through life another way…
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!