“We should keep running steadily in the race we have started.”
Sometimes in our spiritual journey, we can feel we are walking alone. However, today Saint Paul reminds his community and each one of us that we are not alone because we are surrounded by “so many witnesses on every side.” The witnesses are the men and women who have gone before us in faith. So, as we journey on our earthly pilgrimage, St Paul encourages us to “throw off everything that hinders us” and to “keep running steadily in the race that we have started.”
We might like to ask Jesus today, Lord, what is hindering me in my walk with you? What do I need to throw off? We pray Lord, for your help to keep running the race we have started, aware that we are not alone because you run beside us.