The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Great Crusade Of Love
I Want to Make You in My Image, but You Tire
I want to make you in My image; however, you do not care to accept My promises of righteousness. What do I intend by proposing that you be like Me? Maybe you do not want to understand that this is possible only at the cost of a will that does not turn back, but rather that hangs on tightly to My Will.
You understand it a little and you tire; you attempt and then become indifferent. And I am seeing how My child obeys My directions, but without having the joy of seeing them advance in My Will, without enjoying the happiness of giving them My resemblance, My beauty, My strength: Me.
If you obeyed, you would always feel peace. There is no illusion in this, there cannot be, I tell you, because to do My Will, contradicting your own is the sure way to lose your bad habits and to cover yourself with eternal beauty, for this is My Will.
What do you say when doing a thousand thoughtful acts and not a single one the one I want? Do you get lost in the maze of your own love?
Oh, how many times you rush to follow the impulses of old habits rooted in the passionate love that you have for yourselves!
Advancement means to go forth, to elevate oneself over the past. Therefore, to advance means to have new knowledge of good, of love, new experiences of Divine life, new knowledge of the roots of pride. You must advance in goodness, and for that reason, it is necessary to descend until the point that you want to hold onto My Divine Providence.
This is not fair? Do you not think it is a holy thing to know evil so that you can run away from it? Here is your confusion. If the evil is of anyone who is not yourselves, it is easy to admit it; it is difficult to admit that knowledge of oneself.
My poor friends, how upset you are! Do you not think that My Heart burns to see you like this? Take courage, do not be afraid to contradict yourselves; indulge yourselves with My Divine Love; you will be certain and in peace, and nothing will disturb you. I want this of you: that you earnestly accept My Word of encouragement, and that you not close your souls in the face of difficulties. Do you believe Me? Believe in Me Who experienced for you the greatest bitterness so that I could give you certainty of victory!
And so, do not get discouraged, do not inquire into what color your cross is, it is a cross and that is enough. Even more, be grateful to Me for every cross, because with this I give clear demonstration of the greater good that I want for you.
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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