When I was seriously ill,
I was completely in the darkness.
So I went to church.
Suddenly I realised that nothing is important.
Riches, power, authority, beauty
or even health, family, friends
Only my God, my Almighty.
Don’t worry and be happy
as God is with me.
Never care about what
or what they say,
as only God knows the truth.
We live and love for God.
Do what God wants you to do.
Then we can have peace and joy in our hearts.
Then I saw the light in the darkness
I could see angels all around
—my family, friends, students
and people who took good of me.
Sindy, Teresa, Kate, Miss Lai,
Mr. Lee and Doctor Fong.
Sister Magdelene, Sister Gabriel, Sister Lily and Father Kong.
• Gertrude Poon Wai-wah