Pleasing God vs. Pleasing People

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Have you ever thrown yourself headlong into a task only to discover that God is obviously asking you to pursue another route?
Consider today’s Scripture readings. The parable of the Good Samaritan is rife with thought-provoking themes, including the most obvious: every person, regardless of station, season, creed, or country is, in fact, our neighbor, and worthy of love and respect. 
Surely I could write about that, yet it wasn’t where God was leading.
Recently, I read fascinating commentary that illuminated today’s parable in a whole new way for me: the Good Samaritan is Christ Himself, and the robbers represent us falling into Satan’s grasp. Ultimately, neither the law (the Levite) nor the prophets (the priest) can save us, but only Christ Himself Who takes us to an inn (the Church) to seek healing

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Heather Anderson Renshaw is on a mission to bring Jesus to the godforsaken Pacific Northwest one Divine Mercy Chaplet at a time. A devoted wife and mother to five, Heather notoriously bites off more than she can chew in the name of the New Evangelization. Heather is a speaker, writer, event founder, radio show producer + host, liturgical musician, and reluctant minivan chauffeur. An on-fire revert to the faith, Heather enjoys the buzz of a busy coffee shop, the blessed silence of an Adoration chapel, all things Italy, and avoiding matching socks at all cost.

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