Our Unique Call

Friday, March 16

a few years ago I posted a scribbled note on my desk at work. words of Henri. I posted it because it called out to the deep human condition of confusion regarding calling. Mainly this...

What am I called to do?

I liked it, Henri's words, because it made me balanced. It spoke life into the seemingly little things that Abba calls BIG. And so I share it with you this gray Friday, in hopes that deep will call out to deep in your soul, and you will be encouraged by the simplicity of the small and big paradox of life.

Thank you dear Henri...
Our Unique Call
So many terrible things happen every day that we start wondering whether the few things we do ourselves make any sense. When people are starving only a few thousand miles away, when wars are raging close to our borders, when countless people in our own cities have no homes to live in, our own activities look futile. Such considerations, however, can paralyse us and depress us.

Here the word call becomes important. We are not called to save the world, solve all problems, and help all people. But we each have our own unique call, in our families, in our work, in our world. We have to keep asking God to help us see clearly what our call is and to give us the strength to live out that call with trust. Then we will discover that our faithfulness to a small task is the most healing response to the illnesses of our time.

Let us be faithful to ask, faithful to live with God's strength, and faithful to be courageous to allow God to use our life to heal our world.

Yes. What a privilege.

...I am called to love God and love people....and I will do it each day, and if I fail, I will begin the next day...

Enjoy the weekend...i'm off to the symphony with Kev, as he surprised me with tickets to see Casablanca performed to live music!
Love Katie


  1. I just love reading your posts! I'm wondering--do you have a favorite Henri book? I've never read anything by him, but just eat up the quotes you share!

  2. Emily!! Ohhh you are in for a special treat with Henri! I've read quite a few of his books, but my favorites are "Compassion", "Can you Drink the Cup", "Reaching Out" and "In the Name of Jesus". I think I read "Reaching Out" first and that was a good one to start with because it shares some of his life experiences. But Compassion is my all time favorite book, so I don't think you will go wrong with any of them! Much love, and let me know what you think when you read them. I am constantly in awe of his profound simplicity! Mmmm...hope you are well! Love Katie

  3. Katie, thank you so much for sharing these!! I'm terribly excited to read some of Henri's books! Saw your comment, and would LOVE to visit you in California! Do you know--my sis actually moved back East (much to my great delight)this past summer! But I think a visit to see the Pacific is in order very soon. :) Will let you know when the travel plans are confirmed. Love to you, too, Katie girl! xx


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