maxim 3 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Learn to see your ego and how it operates and then choose love.

Gentleness can rule the day!

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 3, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Empty yourself continually in honor of the Incarnate Word who emptied himself with so much love for you. (Phil. 2:7)   Make your commitment to live in the practice of the most sincere, true, and profound humility possible to you.  Do so on all occasions, to everyone but especially to God, from whom must come all the blessings of your Institute.