[quote="john78, post:5, topic:316358"]
well ally, bad news doesn't mean your journey is over, I recently was rejected for a volunteer opprotunity based on the lack of time i thought i had available, the org i wanted to volunteer for was looking for someone who could volunteer for around a year or more, an i really dont know if could they considered 3 - 4 months to be too short , an i was just merely guessing that was the amount of time i had to offer... and it was one of those odd rejections not flat out saying that i was not a fit for what they were looking for but just dancing around it an saying that they would get back to me via an application in the mail being sent to me, just a way to brush me off really. so i find that kind of rejection aggrivatinging, i would rather someone call a spade a spade than tip toe around, i would have been fine with thanks you for your interest but it isn't going to work out...
an you are right, you do not know if another community would accept you, none of us know. use this time to reflect, on what you felt and why, your V.D merely stated she does not feel the way you do about your desires... if you need more clarification there is nothing wrong with asking, as it would help you in your discernment; especially if you feel strongly about the Salesians. Rejection is hard to deal with sometimes, though rejection is not always a negative i guess it has to do in part with ones perspective on what ever the issue is.
Sorry to hear that this round did not work out for you i know rejection is tough to deal with, it is for me as well an takes me time to get over it also, don't be afraid to visit other communities , I would humbly suggest to line a few up to visit , almost like applying to a secular job, put your application in all over town .
as long as you can keep getting back up after being knocked down, an keep moving forward, i would like think that ones heart is on the right track in life.
Thank you so much. This really is helpful. I am already trying to get in to visit other communities. I really want to go to the DSMME May retreat. I felt strongly about them even before I considered the Salesians. I guess that has to mean something!