Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.
(1 Corinthians 9:24-25)
In this race
before they even begin.
Seen above: “Spirit Song” by Kathy Bozzuti-Jones in the current ECVA exhibition, "Recognition & Return."
Readings are from Streams of Mercy: a meditative commentary on the Bible by Ann Kristin Haldors Fontaine (used with permission of the author.)