Katya Rivas: I Am the Good Shepherd
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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
I Am the Good Shepherd
The prayer I accept and listen to can be made any time, in any place, without external conditions, as long as it is truly felt and completely in accordance with My wishes.
Do not ponder if, with deeds, I answer that My hour has not yet come, as I said at Cana. I am accustomed to doing it this way so that whoever implores Me, will be very desirous of what he asks for, and at the same time will render Me worship, a necessary condition for the attainment of Paradise. Yes, a necessary condition, because upon listening to it, I also will have in view before Me mainly the future life in which you will find all desires fulfilled.
I do not wish for you to look for a grace at each step, because you must value, more so than you do, the graces that I grant without you asking Me for them. I do not want you to think that you are alone when I have already manifested to you, in an open or veiled manner, that I always help you, all the time. But I approve that you, pressed by grave necessities, come to remedy them by disclosing your impotence to Me and thus asking for My help and protection.
How great it is to attend to those whom one loves! How pleasant it is to give a creature something that will be of help or comfort, more so when it means to give a loved one the pleasure of fanning the air that surrounds them. It is wonderful to help one who is loved and I assure everyone that I experience greater joy in giving then you in receiving.
Thus you must believe and not assume that if I make it known to you that My time has not yet come, it is because I do not want to listen to you. Do you understand now?
Otherwise, may it remain very firm in your mind that I watch over you, infinitely more than you think and that nothing escapes Me, absolutely nothing, of what you say happens to you. Am I not the Good Shepherd who has known how to give His life for His sheep? And to give My life is immensely more than to give that solace that you ask of Me, the minimum graces that you need. To the one who does not understand the significance of those words, that is, hearing and maybe believing, is a child that does not understand anything but his own comfort and forgets that I, more than anything, have given My life for you.
I am a Father who feeds babies and wants some of them to grow and come to be an offspring that joyfully would go about My house, to make celebrations all around Me. For this reason I speak of prayer, of the joy that I experience in listening to you and of the greater joy that I have in denying you certain things, with the purpose of weaning you and making you grow beautiful and strong in front of Me. The one who is father or mother among you, reflect and say what difference is there between listening to the lament of a baby who avidly seeks his food and, the frank pleading of a child who, tired of running through the house, comes and says to you: "Dad, mom, I am hungry." I tell you, to the baby you will give some sweet milk and will put him down to rest, while to the child you will give a good meal with much more substance than the milk and you will be much happier to see this child eat than the baby.
Children! I delight in giving all that I have, but I do not give without foreseeing the good that I must give you. Speak, seek, and always desire My Wish that is just, holy, full of love, and very prudent. The more you do My Will, the more you will come to be loved by Me and, consequently, you will find your prayers well received.
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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