maxim 14 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Remember, God’s love is holding you up, every second, no matter what.

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 14, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be completely humble since whatever you are, whatever you have, and whatever you do for yourself and others depends on a pure mercy and an infinite condescension of God.  If you are not humble in every way, you make yourself unworthy of these and of the assistance of his graces.