Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – First Week – Day Seventeen – 2 November
Readings and Prayers
Theme for the Week: Knowledge Of Self
Day 17 of 33
From True Devotion To the Blessed Virgin Mary, No. 228
Of Judgement and the Punishment of Sinners! In all things look to the end and how you will stand before that strict Judge (Heb. 10:31) to whom nothing is hidden, who is not appeased with gifts, nor admits excuses but will judge according to right. O wretched and foolish sinner, who sometimes are in terror at the countenance of an angry man, what answer will you make to God who knows all your wickedness (Job 9:2)! Why do you not provide for yourself (Luke 16:9) against the day of judgement, when no man can be excused or defended by another but everyone shall be a sufficient burden for himself!
The Crafty Steward
And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him and said to him: How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship, for now you cannot be steward any longer. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord takes away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able, to beg I am ashamed. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. Therefore, calling together every one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first: How much do you owe my lord? But he said: A hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take your bill and sit down quickly and write fifty. Then he said to another: And how much do you owe? Who said: A hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take your bill and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely, for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.
Recite: Litany of the Holy Ghost, Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, & Ave Maris Stella – See here: