Know Yourself

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Keith Fitzhugh gets a call from the New York Jets to play receiver—and he turns it down. But why? Keith’s answer has been all over the news: he turned down pro football to stay with the railroad—and with his parents.

Turns out Keith Fitzhugh is about reliability. Three times he signed, and three times the pro teams cut him. Meanwhile, his parents need him . . . and since childhood, trains have been his passion. Should he gamble on a small role with a big team—or keep his job and take care of his family?

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Some jobs pay more. Some throw a brighter spotlight. But no job is worth losing the people you love. And no job beats the job that makes your heart pick up steam . . . in the high calling of our daily work.