The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Great Crusade Of Love
The More Obstinately Man Pushes Me Away, the More I Delight in Drawing Him to My Love
It is more pleasing to prevail than to be subdued. But to prevail for one hour, one day, or even a whole lifetime is brief and not satisfying; better to prevail forever.
Did I prevail when I lived among you?
No, I submitted Myself and it pleased Me to do so for I thought it not prudent to be in a dominant position among men, and for that reason I wanted to let Myself be dominated. Do you remember the journey of My Passion? Do you see how I allowed everyone the misery of prevailing?
I was tranquil because later I would dominate. But I had greater motives for remaining calm, among which was the certainty of pleasing My Father, yielding to everyone My right to prevail.
What did it matter to be wronged, to be put behind a Barabbas, put among thieves? I loved and attended to this love, not to the men who mocked Me. Then they tried to not only humiliate Me, but brand Me with a mark of disgrace: the Cross. The Cross was justified because I had a great thirst for submitting Myself.
This is the external example. As for the internal, you know how I submitted Myself not only for mankind of that time but of all time. As a matter of fact, all of their sins were emptied upon Me and placed against Me, to the extent that I appeared to be God’s sole offender.
It is true that with miracles, the Doctrine, and the entirety of My life, an effective mastery (in the human sense) was given over My contemporaries. But this was not only to confirm My mission, but also for the Divine interior life that My Humanity possessed.
Can man imitate Me?
Yes, He can with certain ease if he is firm without paying attention to who is asking or who is yielding. This is the submission I talk about. It is the way that makes one see the meekness and humility of the heart; this is the hope that I have had for you so that by submitting, you will resemble Me.
No, do not pay attention to the man, do not notice who he is, because today he is and tomorrow I will renew him. Pay attention, on the other hand, to what pleases Me and to what remains in you when you sincerely humble yourselves for My Love. Humility is great wisdom! Meekness is great wisdom! Great wisdom is My plan with which I give you the opportunity to please Me!
The good little sheep has stopped bleating because it finds its nourishment and fullness in the grass that was offered to it. According to the promise, it has received love and only with the fulfillment of its duties, it has found what it desired. A community life, of course, but lived singularly; a nobody in the world, but very distinct in Heaven.
Tell My other little sheep that bleat yet continue being idle, that forgetting My commandment is like trading the currency I have given. He who buries My money will not have approval; he who stands without striving, will not receive help. However, he who moves and comes towards Me, the best shepherd, will graze in My divine pastures.
But here the Shepherd climbs a steep mountain, where the grass is sparse, but has the best taste of all the pastures. Brave little sheep, like what you find behind his footprints: the one who guides you is good and appreciates the effort of your tender little legs. And so, will you want to stop? Why? There is not enough grass here and if you look up, vertigo will set in. No, go up; up there you will find the best grass: climb with Me! Sink your feet in the rocky terrain; continue steady, if a rock rolls down; you must not tumble, look farther up.
I do so much for you that finally I have opened your eyes. I make you a teacher, a medical doctor, a shepherd. I push you, carry you, make you fly, warm you, disentangle you, make you burn. What do I not do for you? Find one more thing that you still want from Me and I will immediately give it to you.
If you work, you are plunged into many small things; well then, not even then do I leave you in peace, because at times I send you the enemy of all time: Satan, who bellows.
Why are you surprised if I make you shout "love, love, love" from the rooftops? Why do you withdraw upon hearing My explanation of the mystery that surrounds you? You almost fear My word because I speak of you. But say it, can you deny that I love you? Can you deny My works in you? Perhaps, you fear that you will become to be what you are not? Yet not the words but the works will say that Heaven is pleased with you. Not these lines but My future witnessing will tell about the love with which I have connected you.
Do you want to know why I have spoken to you so?
Because until now you have firmly considered what you have done against Me and because I, on the other hand, have to show that even a pile of wretchedness as you are, is object of great concern on My part. And I say, the more obstinate man has been in pushing Me away, the more I delight in drawing him to love. Furthermore, the more fragile the base, the more firmly do I start building.
Sins are repugnant, obstinacy is horrendous, but My Love can now sing with My most beloved Church and with you: Oh happy fault!
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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