maxim 53 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Don’t judge good or bad.

Remember, God knows something you don’t know.  Plus it’s better to think outside a binary system.

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 53, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Keep an ever free heart which clings to nothing terrestrial, whatever might be the appearances of good.