A member of the ground crew for one of the racers sent me the photos. He explained that there is a boat that leaves after everyone else and sets a pace to make it to St. Charles in 88 hours. If the boat passes anyone up, that participant is then disqualified. The "grim reaper" has called them forth.
Any time I see events that require great physical endurance, I am interested in hearing about the training leading up to the event. How does an individual prepare for a 340 mile kayaking trip?
I then like to put that into the perspective of our spiritual journey. St. Paul encourages us to run the race to the finish. My reflection questions for today are short and to the point:
Are we spiritually fit to stay faithful to the end?
Does our prayer life reflect discipline, endurance, and passion?