EDITOR’S NOTE: This week is Holy Week, the week leading up to Good Friday when Christians the world over remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. During this week Scoop will be publishing in five parts the story of the Passion of Jesus Christ as written by the Bolivian mystic Katya Rivas. Each part consists of five extracts from Rivas’s book, The Passion, which, in turn, been published on a daily basis by Scoop over the past five weeks.
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Passion Of Katya Rivas Part Two
…for part one see… Holy Week: The Passion Of Katya Rivas Part One
Of My Passion I want you to consider above all, the bitterness that was caused by My knowing the sins, that darkening the mind of man, lead him to aberrations. Most of the time these sins are accepted as a fruit of natural inclinations that, it is said, cannot be opposed by one's own will. Today, many live in grave sin, blaming others or fate, without the possibility of getting rid of them. I saw this in Gethsemane and I knew the great evil that My soul would absorb. So many are lost like that and how I suffered for them!
In spite of everything, the enormous weight and the terrible fatigue, together with the sweat of Blood, I had been hit in such a way that when I went to look for My Apostles, I felt tremendously exhausted.
After having been comforted by My Father's messenger, I saw that Judas, followed by all those who would apprehend Me, was approaching Me. They had ropes, sticks, and stones... I stepped forward and told them: "Who are you looking for?" While Judas, with a hand on My shoulder, kissed Me...
I was taken before Caiaphas, where I was received with jeers and insults. One of his soldiers struck My cheek. It was the first blow I received and in it I saw the first mortal sin of many souls who, after having lived in grace, committed that first sin... So many other sins followed that first sin, serving as an example so that other souls would also commit them.
While My Heart offers to suffer all these ordeals, Peter, whom I had named "Leader and Head of the Church" and who hours before had promised to follow Me unto My death, denies Me in response to a simple question that is asked of him and which could have served him in giving testimony of Me. And as fear seizes him even more, when the question is repeated, he swears that he has never known Me nor has he been My disciple. Questioned for the third time, he answered with terrible curses.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting Monday, 05 March 2001, in the first week of Lent 2001, Scoop began publication of a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Passion”. In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at http://www.greatcrusade.org/, and more are coming soon.
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