‘God Is Wild About You’ – Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521A white, crushed-velvet chair in the family living room is a favorite childhood memory of Fr. Steven Voss, our Pastor. In the young Steven’s eyes that chair seemed like a throne or a place the Pope might sit. The chair was reserved only for very important people or special days. On the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, and remembering how Jesus drove the money-changers and marketers out of the temple in JN 2:13-22, Fr. Steven reminds us to ask: “Is Jesus seated on a throne upon our hearts? Or are there other things there that need to be cleansed out?”

Jesus also refers to his own body as a temple in the Gospel. Remember, we are temples too. Material concerns and the lies of evil can distract us from the journey to eternal joy. “We need to cleanse with the same zeal as Jesus Christ,” says Fr. Steven. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” A start could be the Sacrament of Reconciliation or asking the Lord in the Eucharist to restore Him. “The truth is this: God is wild about you,” says Fr. Steven. “He thinks about you day in and day out. He wishes the very best for you. He has only one desire: That you dwell with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven for all eternity by your own free will.” Click on the video above or on this link to hear Fr. Steven Voss’s full homily of November 9, 2014 via YouTube.

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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