maxim 11 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Look for the good in people.  Even if it’s hard…

It’s there somewhere.

The Maxims of the Little Institute of the Sisters of St. Joseph were written by our founder, Father Jean-Pierre Médaille, SJ, in the late 1600s as fundamental principles which a person seeking a life with God could follow.

Sister Susan Wilcox, CSJ of Brentwood, NY and a group of her high school students provided the contemporary translations.

Original Maxim 11, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Always speak favorably of others and value highly the good in them, excusing and covering up, in the best way you can, the deficiencies they might have.