Katya Rivas: Charity
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-93
My child, I want to talk to you now about charity. Whoever judges without a precise basis commits a terrible mistake. However, for our topic of reflection for today, I want you to go into greater depth with regard to the following:
It is wrong to delight with a neighbor’s misfortune when this misfortune is not going to bring a spiritual good in others. For example, an illness or an economic problem that will not make well their soul. By the same token, it is also wrong to suffer because of the good fortune of other people, only because they appear to be happy. This is because this sin is envy and envious people are followers of the devil who, because he could not bear to see man in Heaven where he lived, induced Adam to rebel against God. Those who belong to the devil imitate him; they feel envy just like him.
Another important point is to speak well of your neighbor. That is what it says in the Scriptures. You should also know that those who speak well of others are loved by all, while those who speak ill of others are repudiated, not only by man, but also by Me. The gossip’s tongue is a triple-edged sword: one edge wounds the neighbor who is the target of the malice, another wounds those who listen, and the third wounds the one who is speaking, depriving her of My grace. The worst thing of all is someone who speaks and says: Do not tell anyone; it is a secret. This is because that person is like a snake that bites without making any noise.
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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