Katya Rivas: Place Your Heart Close to Mine
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. 7
Place Your Heart Close to
My children, if you have studied and examined all the divine works without keeping in mind the Love of the Father, you will not understand their real meaning… God also wants your good works, but not as a retribution carried out without love for you to boast of.
The only thing that matters is to love with all your heart, all your soul and all your strength. Total love comes from My Love and springs from the depths of your hearts. Only in this way can you find truth because that love is fruitful through My Grace, fruitful with the fertility of roots and based on My Love that I want to make known to you. (Read John 15, 5-8)
That love, which is the only important thing, that makes life worthwhile, is achieved through an intimate union with Me. If the heart rests in the Heart, if they place themselves unreservedly close to Mine, and if they trust totally in Me, they will see a prodigy come true in you. From that moment on, you will be capable of loving with your spirit and with your heart, with all the energy of your feelings and your will; you will learn to accept your mission with confidence.
The love that springs form My Heart, makes your spirit more vigilant, awake and more sensitive, because as soon as your heart is inflamed with My Love you will always lean towards good. I do not just point out what is possible through grace, but lead you by the hand and initiate you in the mystery of My Love, in a life of love.
My children, the decisive steps should be: to learn to love Me and, with Me, My Father; to learn to love your neighbor with Me; to pray incessantly for the gift of the Spirit that instills this love in them and shows them the way of true love.
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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