This is a follow up on a video about discernment. Fr. Mike Schmitz talks about how to handle rejection. Maybe you had a relationship fail. Or maybe you were rejected by a religious order or a seminary. At that point, we might ask “How was my discernment so wrong?”
For most things in our lives, God gives us the freedom to choose. But some of these things involve more than one person. Maybe I choose it, but the other person does not.
Don’t shift the blame to God. God lets us choose. We are not pawns. Sometimes our choices just don’t work out. Or maybe we change our minds.
God can still lead us somewhere good. We each have our own stories.