maxim 93 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Be dynamic;  keep focused, see God in all things, and embrace what comes.

Being static is boring 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 93, as written by Fr. Médaille:

For the three faculties of your soul desire this perfection:
•for the memory, to forget things and self in order to remember little else but God;
•for the intellect, to see God in all things: his glory, his will, his contentment solely;
•for the will, the one freedom to go to God, to love him, to embrace all the dictates of his Providence with all the love of your heart.