Heroes: The Flash~You Can’t Outrun Everything (Barry Allen)


“It doesn’t matter if you’re the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive, every one of us is running. Being alive means running. Running from something, running to something, or someone. And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can’t outrun. Some things always manage to catch up with you.”–Barry Allen (“The Flash” Season 1, Episode 3 “Things You Can’t Outrun”)

The Flash, is “the fastest man alive,” able to reach speeds greater than 300 mph–able to be fast enough to break the sound barrier–break the time barrier! and yet, even he admits that there are some things that he can’t outrun. “I should have been faster.”

What are you running from?

What is it that you’re trying to get away from on this life-track? You might outrun it for a while, heck, you may be able to outrun more than one of these racers; but sooner or later, it will catch up to you. Sooner or later, you will have to face it, and the more you delay, the harder it will be to face it.

And no matter how fast you are, you can’t be fast enough to solve every problem. You’ll make mistakes, they’ll be things that you won’t be fast enough to fix, people you aren’t fast enough to save. . . .

. . . We can’t outrun everything, so why not face it now? If the “fastest man alive can’t,” what makes you think you can? And sure, he might be fictional, but can you run over 300 mph? If the answer is “no,” then know that you can’t outrun everything: problems, disappointment, the future, pain. It’s easy to run; it’s hard to fight. It’s difficult to accept that you can’t fix everything–but if you don’t fight, if you don’t accept, then you will spend your entire life in an illusion that you can. You will spend your life on the run, trying to get away, dodging-running–and is that how you want to spend your life? Or do you want to spend it running; not outrunning problems, but on a constant run forward–until you reach the FINISH LINE!

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