the homily earlier is about rejection. some of the things that the priest said that struck me:
“who in here experienced or experiences rejections?”
*i had to smile with that one. so fitting.
“no one is exempted from rejections. one way or another we were rejected by someone we care about”
“rejections hurt so much more if the person who did that to you is someone dear to you, someone important, someone you cherish”
“rejections are part of life. you cannot avoid it. no matter what you do, no matter how careful you are and how mindful you are of others, you will still be rejected but the thing is, you need to learn how to overcome those rejections. how to move on. how to make it a stepping stone to improve yourself”
“don’t let those rejections ruin you.”