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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. 46
Do Not Fear; I Am with You
From The Door to Heaven Extract #37
Be calm, My beloved daughter; I know you are afraid of suffering, and especially of humiliation. People’s comments hurt you; be calm and remember that I was also called mad; I also had My feelings tested on the Mount of Olives. Look, I am going to talk to you a little about My suffering. And this is not just for you. You will find out later.
I did not just experience sacrifice, the cross and martyrdom in My last days. I experienced such suffering right from the moment that I arrived in the world, becoming man in the totally chaste bosom of My Immaculate Mother, in the first sufferings, in the first pain of material poverty and human indifference, when I was born in that stable in Bethlehem, in the first spilling of blood in circumcision, in the flight to Egypt that portrayed a God that was persecuted and apparently beaten by the irritated pride of an evil man, in the hidden life in Nazareth and in the daily exhaustion of a public life. All My life on earth was a painful drama; the last days were only the final stages of a tragic finale.
I was a victim throughout My life and I will be for as long as there is Holy Communion. I am the Victim of the only sacrifice offered by the only Priest that could be accepted by God, because the victims of the sacrifices offered by other priests only have value if they are joined to Me, if they are joined to My sacrifice, if these human priests carry out the true functions of His ministry.
That is why every Christian is called to perfection and why every Christian is also called to the state of being a Victim – be it in a generic or remote manner. Only the chosen ones are called by Me in an individual and immediate way to this state of oblation. Only generous beings, who try to live the fullness of a Christian life tightly united with My Cross may fully reach the state of being a victim; this is the most elevated state of an aesthetic life and the most sublime expression of religious virtue, the objective of which is to glorify Me...
Do not be afraid; I am with you. Be thankful if they say you are mad; they said the same to Me. It is My plan and a great fortune for the world that, from the great multitude of mediocre Christians, there should always be some enthusiastic and generous souls who, after having fully understood the value of human existence and the depth and beauty of Christianity to its most sublime expression, ask to be intimately united with My redeeming sacrifice, and, under the guidance of My Mother, pass through all the stages of the state of being a victim, of the Victim’s offering, of the Victim’s vote... These people are the Christ-Redeemers, the Moses who save their people, the lightening rods of humanity.
You need to have an increasingly deep internal life; this constitutes the true essence of saintliness, allowing your soul to find Me fully at every moment in life, in the holiness of every moment, at every moment of your daily life, in the different stages of every agenda. You will find out that this is the only way to reach the true understanding that appears to many to be Utopia: the true relationship between action and contemplation, a relationship that will make your actions into a contemplative force and contemplation into an active intention.
It is very important for you to make this trip; do not worry about the economic aspect that will be solved. I want you to join in communion with your brothers and sisters. Everyone knows that I am present, but they are not aware that My presence depends on the fullness of the love that you live with. Therefore, as My missionary, you should present yourself to others stripped of yourself, with extreme internal poverty, ready to pay with your own self so that others may gain salvation. Remember My words: "Whosoever listens to you, also listens to Me." Your Message – put it in quotation marks – "hidden from the wise and the prudent," extracted from My living fountain, should be aimed at the humble and the children. Shout to the world about the power of My name and the immense force of My Love for everyone. It is very important that the world recognizes the need for penitence. Man should know that his works are empty because, due to his own doing, I am not in them. If this is not corrected, evil will increase.
I have said before: First love and then everything will work out. This is the only feeling that can overcome politics, selfishness, pride, cruelty, and the exaltation of the glory of man without the Scriptures. This is the feeling that, on seeing them, Men will engrave on their souls and on the new history of the world. Truth is a tree that produces excellent fruit; untruth is also a tree, but its fruit is poisonous. Remember that all you give to others, you give to Me. You are Me and I am you... Have trust in Me; I will not disappoint you.
I want you to prepare yourselves so that people can see in you a reflection of your interior life and of the power of prayer, so that your every act represents an expression of your immense love of God. An effective and powerful way of evangelizing, a response to those who sow errors and discord, are the meetings that you should have with married couples and with those who are divorced, in this basic expression of the apostolic task that is personal interaction carried out immediately, authentically and in depth according to the needs of the moment. For this reason, the women of the evangelizing group must prepare themselves.
Every brother and sister must study the specialization that each is to follow, in order to use their intellectual, psychic and physical capacities, as well as their preparation, in the best possible way. Everyone will help with this individual task.
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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