Katya Rivas: Be Simple Like Doves
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Great Crusade Of Love
Be Simple Like Doves
The soul wants to understand what is contained in those moments of life that I give it. In other words, it wants to know what I expect upon making it pass from one state to another. This desire makes it fall easily into anxiety, which places no small obstacle to My work.
I said: Be simple like doves, and this refers to faith in the truths that the Church proposes to all men. But simplicity comes from truth; therefore, he who is simple with respect to My truths is already in truth, step by step, until he obtains the highest level of simplicity that is realized in the unity of the creature and the Creator. That is why the road to simplicity is long and it stops on the day of My call.
You talk amongst yourselves, but without simplicity. In fact, your minds are full of hidden reservations, which in themselves would not be harmful, but they become so because of the non-mortified attachment to things and people.
Because of this, you speak without complete simplicity, and, thus, you cannot penetrate and remain in the hearts of your brothers. But rather, every time you behave like this, you gain rejection, sometimes hidden and other times open.
I want to tell you that in your minds some of the things, which impede you from penetrating deeper into the spirit of those that listen when you speak of Me, are held firm. And it is urgent that I remove these obstacles, because I see that you have eagerly accepted My proposal that I made some time ago. Therefore, listen to Me.
When speaking of Me, use all the words that are suited to what your mind sees at the moment you are speaking. Do not distort things, but rather be satisfied with simply saying what you see. The effort of making your thoughts accessible to the person listening to you is admissible, but if, in spite of that effort, you cannot make yourselves understood, be silent; it is better for you and for the listener. Do not stop your discourse if you see that the listener is becoming inattentive. Persist, stay with them so that you can approach them again as soon as possible... as you are already doing.
My child, consider, moreover, that another obstacle in your mind is believing that everyone with whom you speak has your same mentality, but this is not always so. Hold the gifts that I have given you in high esteem, so that you will guard them zealously. These gifts are the fruit of My Love for you, and they will be your crown and joy.
Another obstacle in your mind represents the digressions to which you are subject because of the sinful life you led when you were in the company of the evil one on the path to hell. These are the very best occasions to strike with wisdom the tempter who always returns ever more violent. Wisdom, in these particular cases, lies in you to give to you and Satan the clearest and fastest rejection. But I do not insist on this because I have already instructed you. I point this out in order to enumerate all the obstacles in your mind, obstacles that oppose themselves to a complete simplicity, which is what I want of you.
Speak of what I manifest to your intelligence, without listening to comments on the contrary. Furthermore, I shall show you that My Love assures the effectiveness of your words.
Simple like a dove, fly to the center of where you find life; fly dove, transformed by the care of the most tender of lovers; fly and get here where the Triune Love holds and embraces His little loves. Be good as love is; but be wise as wisdom is, so that one and the other may have in you the pleasure of the Father's eternal joy. Praise, My dove, the eternity of righteousness that our adored Father has given Me; praise with Me the eternity of Love that the Holy Spirit has given Me, because in exalting My Humanity, it has made you and all who love Me, truly in My image; that is, it has sanctified you.
Bless, swift and bright dove, the eternal Love, and bless Him forever, because forever He has blessed you; forever He has made you His.
Lift up a Hymn to our Mother, she who stands up to the devil in order to save you from his instigation. Bless her also because amongst all of her children, you, deprived of her help, would truly be one of the worst. Love your Mother Most High dearly, and love her as I teach you, hour by hour; that is to say, considering her first of all as My Mother. Did you know that all Heaven smiles when you praise her just because she is My Mother?
Fly, dove, to Mary's side. And you, My Mother, take this dove to the arms of the Eternal, infinite Love desired by her.
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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