A Runner's Thoughts: “Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” (John Bingham) As a friend of mine says, "So to in the spiritual life!" Faith, belief is the starting point, having faith in your relationship with God. The world will tell you many different things; it will say at time, "You are crazy for believing!" But we don't let the world tells us what is important, what to believe or not believe. We don't dwell in the past. We move beyond the world, we move beyond the past to the present moment and we believe in ourselves and our God!
A Runner's Thoughts: Bring someone on your run, walk or movement through life another way today, perhaps not physically but spiritually. Bring them to God for healing, forgiveness. Make your run, walk or movement through life another way a holy way today!
A Runner's Thoughts: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” (Robert Collier) So to in the spiritual life may your run, walk or movement through life another way today take you into the heart of God and may it be a run, walk or movement of hope!
A Runner's Thoughts: “I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought.” (Arthur Blank) So to when you walk or move through life another way and in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: The human body can only do so much. Then the heart and spirit must take over. (Sohn Kee-chung) As you run, walk or move through life another way never underestimate the power of dreams, the influence of the human spirit and the presence of God!
A Runner's Thoughts: A runner, walker or mover through life another who embarks on the journey of prayer and running, walking or moving through life another way can expect surprises, missteps, and perhaps great leaps toward a relationship with God!
A Runner's Thoughts: Make your run, walk or movement through life another way a meditation today, flush the mind and open the heart and know God is with you!
A Runner's Thought: Run, walk or move through life another way today with imagination so that each stride, each movement brings you closer the wonder of God's presence in your life.
A Runner's Thoughts: God does not wait at the finish line; God is constantly with us in all things and all people. As we run, walk or move through life another way as we live, our task is simply to recognize that fact and hold it with us!
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!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!