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The Call to Health — and Wholeness

​1/5/2018

We are each called to wholeness — to live life abundantly. "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly," Jesus says in John 10:10.

Four dimensions of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, and vocational — are central to this call. When all of these parts of our lives are in balance, we are better able to serve others and share God's love with the world. That's why Call to Health promotes wholeness in each of us.*

So what is wholeness?

On a literal level, to be whole is to be unbroken or restored; physically and emotionally sound; complete and undiminished. In the sense that the Board uses the term, wholeness means those things and more: It is the flourishing of life God intends for us all.

Challenges in Every Dimension

To be whole is to thrive in all ways, which is why calltohealth.org offers activities, or challenges, in each of the four dimensions of wholeness. The challenges are color-coded, so you can intentionally choose activities in every dimension: blue for spiritual, green for health, orange for financial, and gold for vocational. New challenges are available each quarter, to keep you inspired on your journey toward wholeness.

  • Spiritual: The spiritual challenges in Call to Health, such as praying daily, doing favors, or forgiving someone who has wronged us, encourage us to be in right relationship with God, with others, and ultimately with ourselves.
  • Health: Many challenges seek to improve one's physical self-care. The two required challenges call for members to get a preventive exam and complete the Well-Being Assessment, both important preventive care measures.
  • Financial: Completing Call to Health challenges is good financial stewardship: You earn points toward significantly lower medical deductibles and a $100 Amazon gift card. And, a variety of financial challenges are offered to help you better manage your money, save for retirement, and secure your family's future. (Read one participant's thoughts on the challenge Create or Update Your Will.)
  • Vocational: Church work can be both fulfilling and challenging. Call to Health provides vocational challenges to help lift you up in your vocation and so strengthen the Church.

The four dimensions of wholeness, although seemingly discrete, are interconnected, as the Call to Health logo implies. Improvement in one area often leads to growth in another, magnifying the impact of your efforts, like the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

So heed Jesus' call to live life abundantly! Participate in Call to Health, and nourish those dimensions of your life that need to be restored. As you journey toward wholeness, you may find you become an even greater blessing to your family, your community, and all those whom you serve as you do God's work.

*Call to Health is available to members and their spouses enrolled in the active Medical Plan (the Highmark PPO or EPO); it is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.