Went on a community campout this weekend at Hell's Canyon on the Idaho/Oregon border. Hadn't been there before…wouldn't want to be in July but at this time of the year, it is gorgeous. I took my dog, some food, my bible, my Baby Taylor, "300" and Henri Nouwen's new book, Home Tonight. All I can share about my time, where I was reflecting, praying and meditating on God's words to my heart, is the following quote from the book:
"The first call is frequently to follow Jesus or to prepare ourselves to do wonderful and noble things for the Kingdom. We are appreciated and admired by family, by friends, or by the community. The second call comes later, when we accept that we cannot do big or heroic things for Jesus; it is a time of renunciation, humiliation and humility."
Enough said…I'm leaning into the second call!