Author: Teresa Tunay

“Mamam…”

ALLOW me to share a reflection this time. Lent usually puts me in a more reflective mode and now I’m sort of shutting off, weary from exposure to news about bickering and presumptuous politicians in our country, and about war, violence, greed, and other evils abroad. For now I just want to rest maybe, and focus on Jesus asking the woman at the well, “Give me a drink”. This episode fascinates me, not only because it demonstrates the Lord’s “genius” in worming His way into a person’s heart, but also because it seems to offer me endless insights—a new...

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Where were you during EDSA I?

…and that’s the truth   Especially around this time of the year, I get to be asked that question: “Where were you during EDSA I?” For the life of me I could not tell anyone, all these years, where I was or what I did during “those days”, and so, because of my vague or evasive answer I would sometimes be made to feel I contributed nothing to “People Power” because I was not out there to stop a tank. Today, 31 years after the fact, I feel I must disclose with a mixture of hesitance and ease that...

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Repentance heals

Teresa R. Tunay, OCDS …and that’s the truth   Most of us work to earn a living, to make money to get us the things that not only keep us alive but also make us happy. Steeped as we are in our daily pursuit of happiness, we naturally tend to stash away the idea of repentance in the farthest and darkest corners of our consciousness where it won’t bother us. If we only knew how vital to our happiness repentance is—so vital that the word “repent” and “repentance” together occur 106 times in the bible (King James Version)—we would...

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