A Runner’s Thoughts: “Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.” (St. John Paul II)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Keep this in mind, friends. Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for a person’s anger does not fulfill God’s justice. Humbly welcome the word that has taken root in you, with its power to save you. Act on this word. If all you do is listen to it, you are deceiving yourselves.” (From the Letter of St. James)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:23-24)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not demanding more from yourself - expanding and learning as you go - you're choosing a numb existence. You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” (Dean Karnazes)
A Runner’s Thoughts: From the Divine Office Morning Prayer for today – “Father, Creator of unfailing light, give that same light to those who call to you. May our lips praise you, our lives proclaim your goodness, our works give you honor, and our voices celebrate you forever.” – Words to live by…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “May God the Holy Spirit move within us and give us eyes to see with, ears to hear with, and hands that your work might be done.” (St. Dominic)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “In times of dryness and desolation, we must be patient, and wait with resignation the return of consolation, putting our trust in the goodness of God. We must animate ourselves by the thought that God is always with us, that God only allows this trial for our greater good, and that we have not necessarily lost God’s grace because we have lost the taste and feeling of it.” (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging. Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who have God: God alone is sufficient.” (St. Teresa of Avila)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.” (St. John Chrysostom)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control… If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:22,23,25)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!