The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Great Crusade Of Love
Happy the Ones Who Listen to My Voice
If a coachman whips his horse on a slope and with his shouts spurs his beast on to reach the summit, it is to be expected that the faithful animal, amid the fatigue, will not go backwards because the owner’s voice and his whippings will push him up the hill taking the coach and coachman up the wearying path. But if the horse shows itself incapable of going forward, the intelligent guide will not force his beast too much and will try to reduce the fatigue by taking an oblique path up the slope. This will lengthen the way a little but finally they will arrive at the top.
This is what I do with the souls that wish to climb the mountain of My Love. When it is possible, I guide them so that they climb by the direct route. When exhaustion overcomes them, I lessen the fatigue with some oblique zigzag in the path. And the souls always climb to the top if they listen to Me. But, I do not have a whip in hand; My voice is enough: very sweet and very potent.
Happy are those who listen to My voice, My encouragement. What could make the soul that listens to My voice go back? If I speak, who could cover My tone? By its sweetness I am truly a nightingale; I know how to call and attract with extreme delicacy. How the soul that listens to Me hears much refinement in My voice!
For this reason I am here to declare to you that I must necessarily make you listen to Me because you are Mine in a Divine way.
Those who love things in an unruly way, what can they understand? What do they understand when I tell them that I must concern Myself with you because you belong to Me, soul and body?
They know about ownership in the sense of usefulness of property, but their God does not love to have some benefit nor is He moved by passion… They would have to be pure, free of all their self-esteem, of all lustfulness. Then they could have an idea of how I treat them. And this is what they do not understand when they see Me nailed on the Cross. They do not understand that what moves Me is pure love, the love that saves, the love that fears nothing in order to bring happiness to the creatures to whom He so generously gave of Himself and by Himself, the creatures that were made to enjoy My same happiness. That is, the happiness that is based on the infinite, that has immortality as its boundaries, and the infinite light as its framework.
You who listen to Me, believe in My Love, but believe that in manifesting My Will to you by dealing with you as My belongings, I want you to allow yourselves to be led by Me with total trust. Because not only do I know what I am doing, but what I do is dictated by My Heart, the pure lover of mankind to whom I wish to give enormous treasures as long as they do not reject Me, as long as they do not forget Me.
Sway, you souls that belongs to Me, the torch that I give you to light the way for your brothers. The light must not be placed under a sack. I want it on high to light the house. Light the food that I have My beloved ones bring. Illuminate the faces of those who look at Me and you will have accomplished your work. Over there are they if they turn to look at the darkness. I guide you; you imitate Me. Do the same and you will please Me… I give you My pains as a present, thank you for consoling Me.
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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