“I am a Runner” video

Grandma's Marathon with Son

Today a running buddy sent me a hilarious YouTube video that captures some of the zany conversations I have during my preparation to run a marathon.  http://youtu.be/Cw5MHsO-JI8   Some people see addicted runners as simply crazy.   Perhaps it is fortunate that I have been injured this winter, so the members of Resurrection Lutheran, my new congregation, have not been subjected to this conversation.  But come spring?!

On a more serious note,  I also wonder if conversations about spiritual matters can have a similar effect on the non-believer.  Can someone with a passionate faith in Jesus Christ come across as so weird, that it repels rather than attracts?   Especially if the conversation is so one-sided as this one.  On the other hand, it was the vitality and joy that I saw in so many runners that drew me into the fold.  Isn’t that true for the faithful as well?

Questions to ponder

2 thoughts on ““I am a Runner” video

  1. Sarah S.

    Your question reminded me of a dvd I have, but haven’t yet watched, called ‘Lord, save us from your followers’. I suspect it tries to examine that question. I like your analogy – there is something so magnetic and appealing about a field of runners. For many reasons my favorite part of road races is the post-run atmosphere. To a new year of joy and vitality!


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