A Runner’s Thoughts: “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Forgive yourself when you fall short and get out the next day to finish what you started.” (Actor Sterling K. Brown)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Running transported him, taking his mind to another place, very deep within. Like prayer.” (Richard Christian Matheson, "Third Wind") Will we dare to let prayer take us to another place deep within ourselves today?
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all; forgiving means to pardon that which is unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all.” (G.K. Chesterton)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.” (Unknown) Our journey of faith through life is never without the presence of God.
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.” (Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” (Dr. Seuss)
A Runner’s Thoughts: "When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord, we are worldly...My wish is that all of us will have the courage, yes, the courage, to walk in the presence of the Lord, with the Lord's Cross; to build the Church on the Lord's blood which was poured out on the Cross; and to profess the one glory: Christ crucified." (Pope Francis)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “I do notice that a lot of the best thinking I get done, or ideas generation, or problem solving, happens when I’m running and trying to focus on stuff outside of my head.” (Nicholas Thompson, marathoner and author) Whether we run or walk or move through life another way our time of movement can be the best time to focus on things outside ourselves, perhaps like God. Our time of movement can also be a time of prayer!
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There are always going to be waves on the surface. Instead of trying to bodysurf or change the tides, the wisest thing to do is dive deeper.” (Kristin Armstrong) So to in the spiritual life…
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!