maxim 56 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Don’t go along to get along.

It’s more trouble than it’s worth.

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 56, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be troubled instead of being complacent if it happens that what you do satisfies people, since, according to St. Paul, it seems that those who are pleasing to men are not the servants of Jesus Christ. (Gal 1:10)