maxim 42 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Live in the creative tension rather than your own headstrong impulses.

There are less headaches.

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 42, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Long solely and constantly for the great love of God and of our Savior Jesus, but long for it without overeagerness.