For the remainder of 2003 through till Lent 2004 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s " The Great Crusade of Love ". Readers can sign up to receive the serial by email at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dailykatya/. To order a video about Katya's work see… http://www.apleatohumanity.com/
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Great Crusade of Love
A school for teaching on the relationship of Jesus with Man.
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English 1st Edition - November 1999
Are You Not Glad about
Having Accepted My Invitation?
The day is announced with the first rays of sunshine at daybreak, and the whole of creation comes into light; an awakening in the luminosity of Heaven is produced in all creatures.
How I worry about you, and you do not know it! How much care I take so that you lack nothing! You are admitted to My banquet as the last beggar at the table of a great Lord. I have seen you and have had great compassion for you because you have presented yourself knowing your misery. You do not fake modesty; you do not hide your past misfortunes; you have no need to pretend, and that pleases Me very much!
"Come higher," I have told you, "come sit next to Me because you are hungry and you are numb with cold. Drink, this wine is My Blood that I shed for your love; eat My Food, for you need to quench yourself."
Are you not glad of having accepted My invitation?
Do you remember when you were far away and listening to the joyful goings on at My table, you were circling around My house and I, looking through the windows of your soul, called you with so much effusion of love? You were reduced to the most lamentable condition. "Come in," I whispered, "come in here with us, try some of that food that one day you tasted." But you were blind, almost deaf, and you did not know how to enter the house.
How many times, going outside and inviting you with small acts, medals, and fragrances, My Mother invited you in, echoing My invitation!
Finally you entered and everyone looked at you, but I was with you. And you took the last place, I allowed you to sit because you were very tired. When I called you near Me, everyone was astonished at My choice, but they were happy at My gesture. Then I ordered My angels to give you My own vestments and you received the ring from My forefinger.
This is the way I have treated you and you have understood well that My Love for you is great. Since then you have put yourself at the head of My repented, faithful ones and have made yourself champion of My Eucharistic Love.
The attitude with which you show your acknowledgment pleases Me so much! Who is to say if I prefer an innocent to a converted sinner? Can it be inferred how much love I place on guarding innocence and how much in redeeming guilt?
Oh, look how great My affection is for all creatures, certainly, but especially for the most needy! Look at this bosom that burns, all of it burns in search of other beloved creatures to redeem. Present your soul to Me because My flames must graze you, must surround you. You must be precisely here, in My bosom because you must burn wholly.
I seek relief for My Love. In Me I am totally happy, but through you I want to empty Myself to many, many of My creatures.
I call you thus because I have wanted to confide in you the secrets of My soul and for you to give testimony of Me, to say how great My wish is to have them reciprocate My Love.
Tell everyone that I await them, that I search for them… Everyone, come to Me, come back to He who loves you with immense tenderness…
EDITOR’S NOTES: Through the rest of 2003, 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 Great Crusade of Love”. Readers can sign up to recieve daily extracts from Katya Rivas's writings by email at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dailykatya/
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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