The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
Selected Extracts From Katya Rivas's Writings
From Advent 2002 through to Lent 2003 Scoop will be publishing selected extracts from Katya Rivas’s writings, extracts will be taken from each of the four books so far translated into English.
Selected Extract No. 27
I Ask for Devotion, Not Spiritual Vanity
From The Door to Heaven Extract
My beloved one, let us work. Do not be distracted with other things, please, I need you now. Look, the human being gives so little importance to everything that is spiritual, that he is on the path to his downfall. They believe that wisdom comes depending on the magnitude of time spent praying, they believe they will obtain graces because they impose a value on their prayer, they feel they deserve great gifts because they have been praying for some time. They do not know that I can do something that would normally takes years of prayer to achieve in a very short time.
What I ask for is devotion and commitment to prayer through their love, not through spiritual vanity. That is why you must pray, so a spiritual dew will infuse a true devotion to My Heart. I refer to spiritual vanity when I speak of some men who practice their devotion while they feel spiritually comfortable...
You must be aware that I come to My children in two ways: one of consolation, the other during trials. I judge what they need, reprehend vanity and vices, or exhort and comfort with virtues.
I ask you to be devoted to Me at all times: at times of blessings or at times of internal confusion. Do not weigh up your own spirituality by the time you have spent praying or by the achievements you have reached for others. Be devoted to Me and seek My acceptance, not the acceptance created by the general humankind.
My children, I speak to you this way because the time is coming when the Son of Man will have to give you a warning about the bitterness of punishment, in which each man will see his own judgement. Then, if you look for acceptance and value the importance of spirituality based on humanity standards and vanity, the judgement will be difficult, because your judgement will be the one that you make against yourselves. If you look for My acceptance in all the laborious steps through which I take you now towards purification, you will see that My path is not stony nor narrow, but a real path of love that leads to eternal freedom. Your judgement can be pacified by the love of each one of you and by others through Me.
You almost have at your doors a punishment imposed by the justice of My Father, and you cannot escape it, but it can be mitigated through prayer and devotion to My Heart. Start right away, My children, love each other right now, be free now, do not wait until it is too late... Man needs time to change, begin by having few expectations of yourselves, so your expectations of others can diminish until they are extinguished.
Write My Words in your heart and contemplate them diligently. Man is deceived by his hopes, but My Words are Words of truth and of eternal life; they will never disappoint you, have faith in 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. In August 2002 Rivas visited Wellington New Zealand and met with Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson. See… Scoop Feature: Jesus's Secretary Visits Wellington
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