Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Running and the Gospel

What Running Has Taught Me About the Gospel

[ 0 ] April 3, 2013 AD |
Running is an easy form of exercise: it’s free, you don’t need anyone else, and you can do it rain or shine (if you don’t mind getting wet or course). It makes you feel good and, if outside, gets you in contact with nature. It can also be a way to connect with the Creator of nature and in many ways mirrors the peculiarities of our human existence. Here are some reasons why:
It’s an endurance sport. It won’t be an amazing, heroic act of helping another turn to Christ or giving your life as a martyr that will make you truly holy. It’s those tiny, unseen acts of sacrifice and prayer and letting God take control of your life. It’s the little things done with great love, as Mother Teresa said. At most, these little, lifelong acts will prepare you for the big ones. “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

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