A Runner’s Thoughts: Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
A Runner’s Thoughts: As we move through life today let us try to make our day God-centered. In other words, let us make an action that honors God through the voices of nature. As we move let’s experience all the sounds of nature around us; the wind, the trees, the leaves. Let’s listen to the sounds of water if we wander near a creek, river or the ocean. Let’s be aware of the smells and scents of nature around us. Remember in the Psalms, the rivers clapped and the ocean roar in praise to God, so join in the chorus as you move today. Look, purposefully, for signs of God’s creation, offering praise. Become one among the many voices of creation to give praise as you run today.
A Runner’s Thoughts: “We are all meant to be mothers of God...for God is always needing to be born.” (Meister Eckhart)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein)
A Runner’s Thoughts: My friends, what good is it to profess faith without practicing it? Such faith has no power to save one, has it? If a sister or brother has nothing to wear and no food for the day, and we say to them, “Good-bye and good luck! Keep warm and well fed,” but do not meet their bodily needs, what good is that? So, it is with faith that does nothing in practice. It is thoroughly lifeless. (From the Letter of James 2:13-17)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” (Oscar Wilde)
A Runner’s Thoughts: “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion.” (Newton's First Law of Motion) The living of life needs a balance between motion and rest, between sound and silence, between company and solitude, but we always need the friendship of God!
A Runner’s Thoughts: The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals, they are the struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it's at. (Jesse Owens) So too in the spiritual life…
A Runner’s Thoughts: “There are no standards and no possible victories except the joy you are living while dancing your run. You are not running for some future reward-the real reward is now!” (Fred Rohe, The Zen of Running) And you are not living life for some experience of God in the future live life with God now! Enjoy the company!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run!"
A thought from time to time about Running and Life!