The Living Man
“The Glory of God is the living man.” Irenaeus
In order to prepare ourselves for the 2005 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, we have appreciated God’s great gift of the human’s sound spirit and body. As St. Paul says, “Glorify God in your body” (1 Cor 6:20), we have realized that we are called to know our gift, share our bodliness and manifest our embodied spirit through the active training and the marathon itself.
A challenging marathon is not only our personal goal but also our commitment to God’s works in our ministry as seminarians. We believe that our spiritual growth, as well as our intellectual advance, is firmly based on our physical soundness. Therefore, the living man is the way of our commitment to God’s glory through our preparation and enactment in terms of participation in the marathon.
With grateful hearts, we ask you to be our spiritual and material supporter.
We run not by ourselves but by the Spirit, in which we can run together. We are sure that your prayer and support will bear great fruit in our growth as well as in our achievement.
We will gather the supporters according to each member’s running miles. This year, we all will be challenged by a half marathon (13.1 miles), so that each member can obtain 13 people as his supporters. The supporters are going to give support in two ways: first, they are to pray for the runner, and second, they are to donate some money for the runner. This year we have decided to get a donation of $1 per mile, so that each member can obtain $13 from 13 supporters. We will use these donations for supporting life in the third world as our next plan.
We cordially appreciate your being with us and being sincere supports.
We will run on Sunday May 22nd 7AM, like the disciples who ran to the Lord’s tomb.
The Living Man Christopher Zerucha & H.Paul Kim