Preaching for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jacqueline Regan offers a reflection on forgiveness:
"Seventy times seven? Really? Jesus knew that we needed practice. With hearts opened wide to the amazing grace of God’s mercy, can we trust that Jesus’ instruction is a sign of solidarity with the human condition? Can we live as if it is a piece of wise advice that shapes and sustains our prophetic practice of love and forgiveness for the long haul?"
Jacqueline Regan (Jackie) is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Career Services at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM). She earned an M.Div. and an M.A. in Spiritual Direction from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Ministry. Jackie’s greatest source of joy in her ministry is participating in and creating inclusive formation programs that foster relationships with and among students from all over the world. At the STM and in her parish of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Jackie has been active in spiritual direction, prison and interfaith ministry, international immersion experiences, hospice chaplaincy, liturgical ministry, and RCIA. She has served on executive boards for the Association of Theological Schools and Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, and is currently a member of the Boston College Forum on Racial Justice and the Regional Council of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.
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