maxim 66 – read the original

Allan Johnson

Don’t give up on Love’s Design…

until it’s totally obvious that this is the wrong direction.  Obstacles are to be expected when you’re trying to change the world.

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 66, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be courageous to undertake what God wants of you and constant to persevere in what you undertake, never giving up, whatever difficulties occur and whatever obstacles may be placed in your path unless you become totally powerless against them.