Let go of your old images of God,
They no longer serve you.
Let go of the old images of yourself,
They only befuddle you.
Walk through your fears into the Light
The God of Love is waiting for you,
Take hold of his hand.
-brian j plachta
I never got that kiss with Teresa. But as I reflect on that long-ago night, I realize Sister Carmella shared two pieces of wisdom I’ll never forget: to leave room for Jesus and the healing power of a smile.