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Why “Stop Running”

Why did I chose to rename this site “Stop Running” as opposed to “Geoffrey A. Brooke Jr.’s Portfolio”

First, because shortly after my decision to apply for the seminary, I was on a retreat where I heard a seminarian suggest that instead of praying to God “Please show me my vocation” rather, one should pray “God if this is not what you want me to be doing, stop me.” This gentleman, like me and many others, ran from his vocation for some time. Ever since I heard that, and since I stopped running from God’s call, I have been saying that prayer and God has only brought me a great sense of peace and happiness in regards to my decision.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 7, 2013 2:12 am

    I really need to read this today so it is so fitting that I am here. Thank you for sharing such wise and applicable words.

  2. April 21, 2014 12:08 am

    Excellent. God cannot catch up with you when you keep on running. Be still and know that God is always with you. Blessings.

  3. May 29, 2014 3:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing that prayer. I tried to use it at mass earlier today but I forgot the words and when I tried to look for your blog, was upset to find I couldn’t find it. Glad I found this blog now. Will be using it my prayers. God bless you for sharing it.

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