Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – First Week – Day Nineteen – 4 November
Theme for the Week: Knowledge Of Self
Day 19 of 33
Jesus and the Children:
And they brought him also infants, that he might touch them. Which, when the disciples saw, they rebuked them. But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Amen, I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it.
The Rich Aristocrat
And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life? And Jesus said to him: Why do thou call me good? None is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shalt not steal, You shall not bear false witness, honour your father and mother. Who said – all these things have I kept from my youth. Which, when Jesus had heard, he said to him: ,Yet one thing is wanting to you – sell all whatever you have and give to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven and come, follow me. He having heard these things, became sorrowful, for he was very rich.
The Danger of Riches
And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hard shall it be for them, who have riches, to enter into the kingdom of God. For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it, said: Who then can be saved? He said to them: The things that are impossible with men, are possible with God.
The Reward of Renunciation
Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things and have followed you. He said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that has left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, Who shall not receive much more in this present time and in the world to come life everlasting.
Recite: Litany of the Holy Spirit, Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, & Ave Maris Stella: