Letters from a Pastor to His People- September 20, 2020
I do my best to exercise regularly. When the gym to which I belong closed during Covid I began to jog outside. In fact, you might have seen me (and my apologies, if you have). Well, by some inspiration of the Holy Spirit, when I returned from my 30-Day Retreat I began running through St. Adalbert Cemetery. I mentioned this on a recent Chi-Bro podcast. I very much enjoy 'running amongst the tombstones' because (no, I haven't lost my mind) the grounds are beautiful and quiet and full of religious symbols to keep me focused on Jesus. Also because I'm confronted, when I do so, with my own mortality. Sure, I'm healthy and young now, able to run and exercise, but death is chasing me and will eventually catch me. I won't live forever and I certainly won't be healthy forever. I am dust and unto dust I shall return.