Many have expressed how sorry they are at not receiving the outcome I had anticipated yesterday. I see it as a blessing in disguise. On the one hand there will be more time for me to transition on a personal level. On the other, I am already familiar with the parish I will be in.
Take the first blessing: this time at home has been a time of freeing my mind and heart from so many tensions and worries that I needed to let go. But I realize I need to work on some good solid spirituality. I haven't neglected my prayer life or my sacramental life, yet I don't want to let time slip by and start out on shaky ground. Once I get settled into a parish, the pace will pick up considerably. Starting off at a spiritual run makes all the difference.
Second, take the parish I will be in for the next month, St. Pio of Pietrelcina. It is a parish with a pastor and an assistant pastor where the weekend activities can get pretty hectic, but there is time during the week to work on things that I need. I plan on dedicating time to some needed reading, and planning activities that will be beneficial to souls.
I am sure that the Lord has many other blessings in store for me, and I will be open to discover them. But that's where a good solid prayer life comes in. You can't hear if you're not listening.