Laugh at yourself.
It frees the heart for service.
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 58, as written by Fr. Médaille:
“Convince yourself of this truth, that you scarcely do anything in this world but place drawbacks in the path of God’s grace.”