maxim 75 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Resist being put on a pedestal!

You could fall and break your neck.

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 75, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Desire that people have a modest opinion of you and a good one of others; be uneasy when you are considered important and very much at ease when others are.