Katya Rivas: Silence and Contemplation
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-71
Silence and Contemplation
Now we are going to talk about contemplation, because you must make sure that your heart is cleansed through silence. At the same time, silence increases knowledge and reaches the virtue of contemplation in which the spirit permanently ascends. I solemnly tell you that silence is a whisper and a grace, through which I instigate the truth in your heart.
So many people would be better off in silence and solitude, rather than looking at themselves through their own eyes of wisdom, not letting others guide them.
Only silence lets the soul be regulated by God and to flourish in the gifts of divine humility and chastity. And I am going to enlighten you even more: Contemplation is the measure of humility. Whoever chooses silence through prayer and discipline will be blessed with true wisdom and no vanity. The soul improves with and feeds from intimacy.
If in the midst of this contemplation you feel that the light is going out, be certain that this darkness is so blessed that it will light up your soul, since humility can only be sown in contemplation.
Please understand that I shape My chosen ones, living proof of My Love. Then you should not care who is being awkward with you, using harsh words, criticisms, ordering you in a selfish and authoritarian manner; you can keep peace and harmony within you if you pray silently and earnestly without straying from your objective. Do not let people influence you, but be yourself following only Me... Open the door!
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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