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The Great Crusade of Love
A school for teaching on the relationship of Jesus with Man.
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
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Yesterday I Was Betrayed…
Today You Forget Me
Tired from the journey, I sat near the well where Jacob used to draw water for himself and for his flocks and, while waiting for the return of My disciples, a Samaritan woman came to draw water.
"Give Me a drink," I told her for I was really thirsty. You know the rest… I wanted so much to lower Myself, even to show signs of My needs, because through the same human need, I would conquer that soul and many more. My act was also for the future.
Now think, who comes to meet My desires, he who changes his attitude with human reasoning (like the Samaritan at the beginning), or he who barely hears My demands and leaves? How many times do I ask, directly or through other creatures, and you will not believe Me! You cannot listen because your hearts are hardened. I wish you would continuously ask Me: what do you want, Jesus?
But My Love will make you sweet, will make you supple and attentive to Me and to your brethren so that you will know what you should do for Me. Take notice of these expressions of politeness because for Me they are most cherished sweetness. Love refines and knows how to govern one’s instincts.
For that reason I repeat: give Me to drink, for I am thirsty after such a long journey. If you do not understand what it means to be thirsty for the person loved, at least you will understand that many, very many, deny Me their souls and, therefore, My thirst is unsatisfied because of so many rejections.
I am alone, without reluctance I tell you that those who profess faith, also love Me very little. They too…! With exceptions, I meet lack of love and infidelity everywhere.
They wonder so much at why things are not going the way they want them to go. What should I say after having suffered so much in seeing the accumulation of human incomprehension? What should I say in seeing that, in spite of all My generosity, there reigns amongst My people so much personal interest? What must I say, I who is waiting for you to have time to work on My matters that ultimately will serve to save so many of your brothers?
Once an apostle betrayed Me; today in the best of the hypotheses, I am the great forgotten One! The neglected One!
My souls, love is what moves Me to seek you. My Love wants to give you happiness and wants to give it to you because this is My thirst; you should know it. You are My chosen ones, you can quench My thirst; do not resist, do not be like the Samaritan, do not see Me as a foreigner like she did.
I am your life, your salvation, your joy, your happiness, your light, your way, your good-fortune, your dignity, your well being, your everything. My souls, so loved: I am the water that takes away your thirst, the water that washes you, the water that purifies you, the water that cools the burning of your wounds (oh, you have so many!), the water that makes you well, the water that takes you to the infinite ocean of My own Love.
Do not be Samaritans too. Never be satiated with Me, you must become as many more Marys.
May My particular emphasis of today make you think. I desire that you be examined, each one on your own account and that you remove, with My painstaking help, all the causes that prevent you from being united to Me. I call you to practice, that is, to address contradiction. Always love Me and do not allow this word "contradiction" to remain locked in the vocabulary, because then you could run the risk of finding My Heart closed to you. Closed, understanding with regard to the beneficial effects in you, because even if you were to refuse to contradict yourselves because of Me, I would never stop loving you infinitely.
Therefore, give Me your souls and I will aide you immensely, calming the thirst of My Love.
Give Me your will and, above all, your judgment; I mean, make the sacrifice of one and of the other because, in short, giving Me your soul means exactly this. And while you sacrifice each other to Me, I will share My Divinity in you.
You all give Me a miserable creature. I give you Myself. Is this not an acceptable exchange? Do you not feel attracted to the One who knows to give you the infinite for little more than nothing?
Oh, if you only knew how much the souls in Purgatory want to be consumed, in order to receive Me in the happiness of Paradise! They see the value of the contradiction very well, and if I were to permit it, they would return to you, to dedicate themselves to this one exercise: to surrender to Me through the annoyances. And so they remain in that purifying fire that cancels all particles of their will and destroys all bonds that prevents them from flying to Me. Learn from them, learn; experience great calmness, great peace, and relief… Remember I am thirsty!
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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