Katya Rivas: Rage and Anger
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. DH-57
Rage and Anger… Disfigure Even the Most
Calm down, little one, today we are going to address a topic I would like you to reflect on for the next few hours.
I want you to know that anger is similar to fire, since just as fire is vehement and violent when it gets stronger and cannot be seen for the smoke it emits, so anger makes man commit a thousand excesses and does not let him see what he is doing.
Do not be bad tempered like that, because rage is so harmful to man that it disfigures even the most beautiful and pleasant face, making it look like a furious monster who spreads terror all around it. If this is what it does externally, can you imagine how it disfigures the inside before My eyes? Let us talk about it.
Rage often makes men rush towards revenge, blasphemy, insults, backbiting, scandals and even worse, because it darkens reason and makes the human being act irrationally or crazy. Read Job 7,7. Rage makes man lose all his prudence, often his reason and sleep.
While you are feeling irritated, your fellow man’s action will seem like a grave and unforgivable insult, but then when your anger dies down you realize things were not as bad as you had thought.
When rage assaults you, pray for Me to release you from your violent passions. How many people who cannot control their anger, blaspheme terribly against Me and My saints! The irascible have an unhappy life, since they are always in a violent, agitated situation, like a storm.
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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