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Jaime L. Waters teaches at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She is an associate professor of Old Testament.
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Jaime L. Waters
Oct. 9, 2022, the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Gospel reminds us that it is putting the teachings of the kingdom into practice, not only identifying with them, that is the true measure of discipleship.
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Jaime L. Waters
Oct. 2, 2022, the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Our struggles with gun violence and the ongoing wars around the world are examples of the violence that plagues us today, and we must call out to God for help as we also exercise our power and influence to help eliminate violence.
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Jaime L. Waters
Sept. 25, 2022, the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time:The story of the rich man and Lazarus and the prophecies of Amos should inspire us to correct the evil of poverty that plagues our world.
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Jaime L. Waters
Sept. 18, 2022, the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Economic realities are not only the concern of political and business leaders. They are and should be a concern of everyone, especially religious leaders and communities of faith.
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Jaime L. Waters
Sept. 11, 2022, the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Reflecting on these parables on the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, a day when many lives were lost, can be challenging, and we should recognize the ongoing struggles associated with loss and grief.
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Jaime L. Waters
Sept. 4, 2022, the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus teaches about the requirements associated with living out the Gospel.
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Jaime L. Waters
Aug. 28, 2022, the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus envisions the kingdom of God as place for all people and calls us to work to make it so.
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Jaime L. Waters
Aug. 21, 2022, the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: Though today's Gospel can sound exclusionary, we should also hear Jesus' focus on the broadness and openness of the kingdom.
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Jaime L. Waters
August 14, 2022, the Twentienth Sunday in Ordinary Time:Embedded in these texts are nuggets of hope and suggestions for dealing with unsettling realities.
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Jaime L. Waters
August 7, 2022, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Although this language may resonate with some audiences, likening God to a slave owner is troubling and envisions a relationship based out of fear and abuse rather than love.