Be gentle with yourself, the dear neighbor, and creation.
We are all still evolving.
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 41, as written by Fr. Médaille: