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
Man Is a True Image of His
In the maternal bosom are formed the bodies of creatures who will be rational if they belong to humanity… The plant lacks the instinct of the beast, the beast the reasoning of man; this one, on the other hand, possesses all the attributes of the three kingdoms for it forms a part of everything. Therefore, it is said that man is the king of creation. But if man degrades himself and comes down to the second kingdom, he becomes deformed, that is, he transforms the qualities that make him stand out, into inferior qualities and thus becomes monstrous and bestial.
Every kingdom has its sensibility. Man, who is situated as sovereign between the created heaven and earth that harbors him, has the capacity to reflect the perfection of the Creator of whom he is a true likeness. He reasons, loves, and, therefore, knows and wants… That is why man sees himself, reproduces himself, and loves himself. If he goes from the act of seeing himself to contemplating Me, then he could also speak of Me and, therefore, reproduce Me and love Me.
From nature to Grace, from Grace to Divinity, consequently, man touches the plant kingdom with his feet, the animal kingdom with his hands, and his Creator with his head and heart, that is, with his soul.
How much they flatter the animal kingdom; how they enjoy themselves in the plant kingdom! When man forgets who he is, he dulls his soul, made to My likeness, disfigures it, and degrades his nature. Seeing it that way, he sees it as truly monstrous because it is as if he put on his face a stripe of mud and put it inside a sack. On the other hand, when he responds to the law I have given him, he possess an unsurpassed beauty on earth. It is a little of God, surrounded by Light; it is a little love glowing with Love.
Oh you men, who are accustomed to forgetting your nobility. If you do not feel capable of remaining at the summit that corresponds to the nature you have, take courage because the love I have for you is so much. I have made Myself Man like you because I respect My work, having raised you from nothingness. Does it not seem reason enough to not dirty the exalted nature that I have given you?
You are as flowers for the plant life I have given you; as the birds for the participation you have in the animal kingdom; and as the angels for the spirit I have instilled in you. Furthermore, you are like Me because of My wish to partake of your human nature.
Do you think these are not sufficient motives to consider yourselves to be placed up high? Is it not motive enough to know that the Creator wants you far off from the rest of Creation because you should be intimately united to Me?
But I know you have your objections. You say: "How can we always remain in one state if we are placed in all of the states of creation?" I have foreseen and I know the difficulties of the different types.
If I had not given you the remedy, you would have reason to complain, because without help no one can be supprted. I have devised to put you in balance among the different kingdoms because in this way, and since I have no supports, you will be able to resemble Me more. But if I had not united you to Me by becoming man, the fall would have been inevitable.
And here is man, moving himself at the inclination of Divinity, king of creation, representative of the spirits and of the matter that demonstrates the noble and powerful strength he has had. He is here in union with Me, the first man, climbing the summits of Glory.
Creatures: what I tell you is great, but not more so than you are, because you can fix your gaze and hurl yourselves onto Me who awaits you affectionately. You are men, yes, all men, small if you want, yet you can become great by uniting yourselves intimately to Me who offers you the possibility of being, not only My image, but even like Myself. When you arrive at the height of My knowledge and are submerged in My love, you become one with Me for I made Myself one with you.
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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