On your Birth Day to day….November 4th 1925.
“To live is to walk.
To keep going, to move ahead, to open new paths, to scan new horizons.
Standing still is not living. That is passivity, inactivity, and death.
Rushing is not living either. That is shooting through events without realizing what they are.
Walking keeps my feet in touch with the earth,
my eyes open to the changing landscape,
my lungs filled with new air at each step,
my skin alert to the presence of the wind.
At each moment I am fully where I am and fully moving to the next event in the gentle course that is my life.
Walking is the most enjoyable sport in life, because living is the most enjoyable thing on earth.”
–To Walk in Your Presence, a reflection on Psalm 56 by Carlos G. Valles, S.J.