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
Progress towards the
Justification of Love
As dawn approaches the night grows lighter, yielding its own darkness to the rising rays; therefore, when the sun rises, every nocturnal trace is dispersed giving way to the day. During summer it is easier to see the natural progress between night and day. During winter it is more likely that the sunrise appears behind a layer of clouds. But the power of the rays increases and they penetrate through the same clouds and, where other causes do not impede it, daylight comes slower than in the summer.
Deductions are easy if these natural spectacles are taken as symbols of the supernatural.
The soul who is in the cold winter of love, that is to say the one who loves Me little, has illuminations corresponding to the illuminations of winter such as: long nights, uncertain daybreak (not very luminous), lower temperatures. He sees the sun of the truth with discomfort because of the diverse clouds that obstruct perfect vision; he has perfectly clear days yet cold and, when he sees Me, he does not warm up enough. It is winter in his soul which does not adapt very well to Me and, consequently, receives indirect rays on those perfectly clear days. Apart from this, he goes from one cloudy day to another, from the coldness to the poverty of its flowers and fruit.
It is different for whomever finds himself in the summer of My Love. Dew, light, warmth, flowers, fruit in quantity and only briefly if any, temporary squalls are given to the soul who loves Me much. The sun’s joy is more intense in the summer of the soul, because he receives greater warmth and more intense light than in his winter of coldness and darkness. And that soul does not experience the suffocating sultry weather because I put him in the woods of very pure air, so much so that he approaches Me in an admirable way and, as such, falls in love with Me.
My beloved ones, do your souls approach the summer that I have described? What do you resemble – winter or summer? I would be happy as long as it were spring for everyone, but I must tell you, many do not go forward and they remain firm in their cold season, shivering and rarely warm.
Who will give them warmth, oh My beloved cold ones? Without Me they will have no warmth, yet without you I do not want to give them the warmth they lack. If they make no effort to give Me their wills, they will remain as they are. They will never experience change and if they do not turn backwards, good for you.
I offer you simple and efficient means of entering, at least into spring, but give Me proof of your acceptance, because otherwise My Love without limits would be worth nothing.
Do you really want to warm yourself with My burning rays? Do you want to leave winter? Well then, do everything as you did before, without any additions, but begin to reflect on the motive for which you work, pray, eat, sleep, etc. You will find that you yourselves are the object of your actions. The point is this: verify your state of love and gradually progress towards the purification of love. That means to pray for a better motive, which will be more beautiful as it is identified with the motive I ascribe to each of your actions.
Reflect: What can be the reason for God wanting this of me? This is your part, the rest is Mine, because it is natural for Me to guide each one of you in a different way, be it in consideration to the nature I have given you, the Grace you receives, or the purpose I have proposed in each one of you.
I ask everyone for nothing extraordinary but reflection and for now, you must climb the steps one by one. When the steps are big, you will accelerate the pace…
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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