The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Great Crusade Of Love
Return Good for Evil
All of you must give light to those who are in darkness. You must be children of Mine in peace. Have patience with each other, return good for evil. Only then will you be recognized as Mine.
What is wrong with you, My little one?
(I would prefer not to write, Lord, my responsibilities sometimes scare me…)
You are only thinking of yourself, and you do not realize that I am the only one responsible… Sainthood is not served on a platter, it is gained at a price of many and long endeavors, which are obviously sustained by My Grace.
You, close your eyes to what My justice prepares, open them only to love and its promises.
Love Me like I love My Father, be a valiant follower of My martyrdom. I invited you to suffer with Me and you accepted. The peace of your trial is in Me. I shall never be capable of giving you what you cannot bear.
Help Me during this Lent. You ask Me for souls and I give them to you so that, in your own turn, you help Me save them. Do you not think it is a magnificent labor?
The drought razed many fields and My herd is thirsty… Embrace yourselves to My Cross, a source of water, shade, and light.
Look for the souls that are near and trusting, pray with them on the days that My marks are seen. This world wants to see a live God; it is hungry for Me but the devil teaches them to see everything on a screen and today. Their faith is no longer nourished in prayer, today the souls need to see, touch, and participate. Let your tears be balsam for My Heart.
I ask you all not to languish in your enthusiasm for your work.
The path is hard and the trials are harder; this is true. Nevertheless, you cannot even imagine the unequal beauty of your reward. And then to encourage you, I will give you a good portion of it on earth.
Why do you refuse to write the personal things that I tell you?
(Because I am embarrassed, Lord.)
Are you embarrassed by the words that your God tells you?
(I ask for forgiveness for being foolish.)
My beloved foolish one! Your humility pleases Me, but do you not realize that it is necessary for you to write that I love you more than My Cross, because I saw you in it, and from on high I pronounced your name? Do you not know that each word of love to you has a double effect on whoever reads it because it cures and saves? Do you not want other souls to love Me like you do, to surrender to Me, and wish to receive the same graces?
Then, do not conceal again what I order you to write: that I love you, that you are very valuable to Me, that I cradle you within My arms with special tenderness on the days of your sorrows, that you console the sorrows and sufferings of your God. Are you still grieving?
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 Great Crusade of Love and Mercy”. 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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