maxim 51 – read the original

Sharon Urban

If someone disregards you, know that they probably have issues.

Meet their disregard with regard!  It changes the dynamic.

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 51, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Give all the happiness you can to those who give you a great deal of unhappiness, and give it willingly.