maxim 82 – read the original

Sharon Urban

We’re all subject to the flaws of being human…

God empowers us anyway.

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 82, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Consider as certain that in the practice of zeal there is nothing so good as peaceful and disinterested desires for God’s glory. He mercifully grants these desires to completely unworthy creatures.