maxim 94 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Deceit is out there, so be awake!

Don’t overly stress about it though.

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 94, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be watchful and take care not to be deceived; in living out your life, by the devil masquerading as an angel of light; he often incites us to take the movements of nature for the movements of grace and inner, somewhat deceptive instincts for true inspirations or revelations of God.