Katya Rivas: Make Amends
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Great Crusade Of Love
My child, I want to talk to you one more time about the atonement that I want you to make. You ask me how you should make that atonement - with faith and perseverance. If at any moment you feel tired or you are worried or you feel unconcerned, direct your eyes to the Cross or to the Tabernacle. Each one should understand that people live only by My Will and by My Love. I am Love and the fruit of My Love is peace and happiness…
I wish to gift the world with the fruits of My Love: peace and happiness. If you do not do penance, the whole world will go to ruin because of sin. War is not only the punishment for hate among nations, but also the punishment for the sins of humanity.
You ask how long you should do penance? Until the end of time, the sins committed by this humanity are too many and too great. The devil does not like atonement and fasting, prayer, sacrifices: he detests them. But when you do them, you experience the saving effect of their practice. I will give your souls fortitude, perseverance, valor, and happiness.
I repeat, there are many sins that I cannot tolerate: vanity, immorality, the tongue, and many religious who are so only because of their habit, since in their spirit they are not even close.
I redeemed the world with suffering and praying during the night. Atonement is a change of life, of attitudes. Those that have cursed before should bless now; the ones who have stolen, must make restitution; those who hate, must love; those who have served their body, must serve their soul; and the ones who have ignored My commandments, must keep them from now on. If not, there is no true conversion. I would like to see written on the door of each convent and of each family who believes: "Atonement and Sacrifice." Tell this to everyone. Just by seeing a small sign, each member of that community or family will be making small and big sacrifices. If the spirit of atonement flourishes in their souls, I shall have mercy on Bolivia and the world.
In the meantime, instruct, teach… Speak out; do something; do not be afraid. God is with you, if you are with God. Love has no room for fear. Therefore, preaching love is not enough to be charitable, one must make this love lively, active. One may be able to resist the word, but not the example that is always contagious. Wage war on your own egotism, on your own individual comfort. Know how to divide the loaf of bread in two, even if it is small and it is only one. Open generously your arms to your brother, and there are so many needy brothers… It is not difficult for any soul of good will, to understand that coming back to God can save them from their downfall.
Each one waits that the other may act and, thus, no one does anything. But the hour is serious. Begin, all of you, in the family, in the community, in the parish, in the associations. Do not think about excursions, recreation, shows. On the contrary, look for the poor, the abandoned… Speak, help, encourage, make haste. Soon the time will come when it can be said: Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, and one will be envious of their fate. Reading these things will shock many but do you think that the children are hidden from the sorrow and suffering of the Father?
Make your brothers see the true human face of Christ, the Ecce Homo. My face that should be presented to all brothers, the one with the look fixed toward Heaven, nailed to the Cross, that implores: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." There I am in My infinite Love and in My immense sorrow. Do not be content with showing Christ resurrected, full of joy and glory. To get to the moment of My Resurrection you must first nail yourselves to that Cross, and this humanity refuses to do this.
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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