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Hebrews 12:1c Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.
Some of us are sprinting: graduating college and figuring out next steps, nursing a colicky newborn, or rehabilitating a new knee. For others, the race is a more temperate, cross-country one. We might be navigating middle age—looking back with nostalgia and ahead with anxiety. Or we notice the alarming frequency with which we forget names and stories and the contours of faces we’ve loved for decades.
Paul reminds us that we are not alone in these challenges; indeed we are surrounded by “a great cloud of witnesses”—those who have gone before us and those who run with us, who encourage, prod, and love us with steadfast perseverance.
MOVING FORWARD: Who can you ask to join you on today’s “race”? Who can you help to run with perseverance?
Today the Church remembers Brigid (Bride), 523.