Find Your Center

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Carl Pendleton, a three-year starter for the University of Oklahoma football team, gave up his final year of eligibility. He did it to pursue graduate school and to care for his ten-year-old adopted brother, for whom he assumed guardianship.

Pendleton said, "With the new responsibility of raising my younger brother, I realize that football is not the best choice for me. Football was a way for me to get my education. Graduate school will allow me to further my education and allow me more time to spend raising my brother—without having to play football. He has become my center."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Carl Pendleton's strong sense of responsibility reveals itself through selfless service. It's all part of the high calling of our daily work.

If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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