Katya Rivas: Be Patient; Do Not Seek to Be Revered
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. 11
Be Patient; Do Not Seek to Be
Love of My pains, I want to speak to you about patience. My children, I want you to work hard to bear your sufferings with patience. Tolerate offences against you for the love of Me, for the love of your brethren and for the love of yourselves because all the good or bad you do is done for yourselves or against yourselves.
Have pity for those who hurt you, have compassion for their sins; if they behave well, offer it to Me, if they behave badly, pray for them and try to help them. If someone tries to compete with you, lose if you want to win. The road to salvation is the road that leads you to lose in this life. If you know that someone has spoken ill of you, bear it with patience and help them by speaking well of them. If someone offends you, bear it with patience for My Love and for the forgiveness of your sins. Do not offend anybody else, but bear it patiently without complaint!
You are blessed, do not expect rewards on earth. Blessed are those who do not seek consolation from man! Remember that saints do good and suffer evil. It is much better to suffer and bear an offence with patience than to fast and to be mortified. What merit is there in fasting and later asking justice for an offence, whether it be true or false?
Those who bear their affliction with patience always keep their sins before their own eyes and, therefore, do not weaken. You should know that it is a great virtue to master yourself. Look at yourselves and work continuously within you, on you and for you, looking for spiritual consolation. If you overcome all this, you will be able to conquer your enemies. In the same way that good can turn into evil, evil can also turn into something good. This is all in your hands, you have both good and evil within you and you have free will.
Therefore, do not look for justice or to be compensated when someone has committed an injustice or has offended you. They have sinned and have the right to be purified. The sooner you accept patience, the less you will suffer and you will be saved. Do not look for compensation or consolation from anyone under Heaven.
The enemies of the spirit try hard to offend you when you bear things patiently or act by fighting insults with kindness. They are being saved and they want you to live in their own sorrow. Anything that men do, they do to themselves, so be compassionate with those people.
If you look at your own sins, you will observe your own misery instead of seeking justice or compensation. I love to teach you; you do not love unconditionally and do not understand the mystery of My Love. You want to be blessed and saved without undergoing purification and self-mortification. You do not want to work, but want to be revered. My Father does not bestow His Graces on the proud, but on the humble! To be revered, you will be accused but you must first achieve humility which is what destroys evil and is the enemy of sin.
Patience, My children, is the virtue that masters the blows of evil for sinning against yourselves and appeases the offences of others. Pray, bear it, fight against vices; make a conscious effort to not look for answers in your favor. Look to Heaven so that I may defend you through My humility. Prayer is the beginning and the fulfillment of goodness.
My daughter, be grateful. I humble Myself permanently before My Father to teach you the truth! My words may sometimes seem harsh to you, but remember that My Life is your way. I am your crown and it is only through patience that you walk towards Me…
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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