The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Door to Heaven - Extracts
A teaching for Man,
about his weaknesses,
limits and reach.
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English Edition 1.1 - July 1999
The Door to Heaven – Extract No. 6
I Bless Those Who Listen to My
It pleases Me, My daughter, that you are seeking the way to eternal truth, of service to your brothers, the way of poorness of Spirit, the way that leads to knowledge and leaves to one side the vain ways of the world.
Do you know how much a spirit of sacrifice and obedience pleases Me? My bitter Passion has, undoubtedly, the dimension of expiation and satisfaction for the sins of men.
The mere fact that I have immersed Myself in the most profound suffering of this sinful world to the point of exposing Myself to torment, martyrdom and the humiliation by men, forms part of My unfathomable mystery, the mystery of this Love. But no one can understand My mystery if they do not penetrate the mystic depths of My Heart. The opposite is also true, no one can be introduced by Me into the depths of My Heart, if they are not willing to express their love and their gratitude with suffering and sacrifice.
At first, many of My children desire divine graces and many abandon that desire for the seductions of the world. I am the Word made flesh and to remain on the path of virtue, you should continually reject the falsehood of worldly riches created by man, which will never guarantee eternal freedom.
I want to speak to you about those children who believe that they are on the right road but are mistaken. Some are those who set out on the road without ever finding the path; they speak of paths of goodness, of love, but never practice neither goodness nor love. Others are those who make only half of their hearts work, that is to say that they fulfil My Word, but only the ones they choose to follow. They are the ones that will have to make do with less because they were never capable of obtaining the all the treasure in the Kingdom of Heaven.
But there are a few other children who do not look at the ways of the world, but focus on the true paths of salvation. These are the wise, those who give the best of their abilities without showing any form of favoritism. They listen to My Word, they perceive My Father's Will in their lives and, even if at times they commit human errors, they always take the road to the absolute.
I lived a human life for you, I suffered a human death, I experienced human temptations. What you live, I lived too. The manner in which My Angels waited for Me is the same way in which My Angels will wait for each one of you. This is why I bless those who listen to My Word and surrender to the truth, because they are wise.
They do not know how convenient it is to give the suffering that hurts them, the same meaning that I gave it. Let them turn this into a proof of their love for Me and their solidarity in salvation with their brothers. In this way they keep receiving and giving with gratitude, entering My course of solidarity in salvation…
I was obedience personified before the love and wisdom of My Father from the beginning of My earthly existence; but in order to make Me just like you, I also wanted to learn through My own experience to obey in the midst of the greatest suffering, of the most atrocious pain. You do not know with how much Love I gave pain a new, liberating meaning.
Think, nobody deserved so much love, nevertheless, nobody found so little love and so much hate. Did I not also show them the way to relieve all that suffering to the point of sanctification through love for the enemies and for prayers for those who were crucifying Me?
My little Catalina, faith is the work of the Holy Spirit, it is the gift of My pierced Heart; faith requires confidence in My Father's plan for salvation, even in suffering and trials… Believe Me that the most atrocious pain loses its poisonous burden when the soul is convinced that it has contributed to the good of humanity. All this is crowned with the knowledge that all sorrow upheld by My Love, will end in an enormous fountain of graces for others. In that significant transformation they are also borne from the fountain of graces, My Heart.
If My children act according to My Spirit, out of love for My Father and all those who have been redeemed, then I work in them and through them, so that the whole world may recognize that I and Mine love the Father and thus love all men.
How much I love to teach you My daughter! How much love have I poured in to this heart that is so sweet for your God!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Through the rest of 2002, Scoop will be publishing 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 Door to Heaven”. 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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