‘Jesus In Your Passenger Seat’ – Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521The story of Peter answering the universal question from Jesus in MT 16:13-20, “But who do you say that I am?” reminds Fr. Steven, our pastor, of a rude driver and his own less-than-perfect response. Notes Fr. Steven, we all must answer “Who do you say I am?” not just once, but “with every single thought we think, and every action we choose to make. Every word that comes forth from our mouths should help to answer that question.”
Not to punish us, but because He loves us so much, God is always watching. We are not perfect. However, Jesus loves us in spite of our faults. “You always have Jesus in your passenger seat,” says Fr. Steven. “You’re that important to Him.” Fr. Steven urges us to seize the “great opportunity”, remember that pivotal moment when Peter said yes to Jesus, and “look and sound so much like Him that people are attracted to Christ and His Church because of the people who proclaim themselves to be Christians.”
Click here or on the video above for Fr. Steven’s full August 23, 2014 homily 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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