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Katya Rivas: Should I Not Be First in Your Lives?

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: To order a video about Katya's work see…

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.

Cochabamba — Bolivia
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English 1st Edition - November 1999

Should I Not Be First in Your Lives?

Your soul is a land that has been prepared by maternal care and later made fertile by the frequent rains of Divine grace and capable of producing flowers. I am the only owner of this land… No one will ever enter this land. I love you because your heart is timid like a little turtledove. You are like a newborn: your heart beats because of every little thing. If it did not exist, I would create a soul like you: so small and miserable, in whom My power and My Word is recreated. Look at Me; long for, love Me with delirium! Always tell Me that your love for Me is strong like death. In the immovability of the Cross, certain words move Me profoundly…

My roads are not your roads. You would like to come and be with Me, but I still need you, your pen, your intelligence, your heart, this transmitting channel, this bridge of communication between Me and men. I still have so many things to tell everyone! Even though I do not know if they deserve them. Everyone is so occupied with his or her own mundane affairs!

You would want Me to walk over water, like an apparition, like I did with My incredulous Apostles when after Peter, having recognized Me as the Teacher, threw himself in the water. We have been together for so long! Do you think someone still doubts? Why would I have assumed a human nature like yours so that later I could not converse informally with all of you? Should I be only a God seated on a throne of glory? You find Me in Heaven and not on earth, in happiness and in sorrow, in the depths of the ocean and in the hurricanes, in peace and war. It is always I, He who is!

Where could I have found a more sensitive and weaker soul than yours? I would have had to create it so that it could be useful for My designs on humanity. Your love, beloved daughter, your love that like a rare and exquisite flower during these times serves to encourage Me and makes Me repose as on a perfumed bed. Listen to Me: that love is a flower of paradise degenerated at Eden. In that garden of delights, this beautiful flower lost its fragrant perfume. It was completely disfigured and replaced by another love. Do you understand? If I find this perfumed flower in a soul, I see My image in it and make it similar to the Angels.

(Because of a series of circumstances, I have written the final copy of these manuscripts newly dated May of 1996, and the Lord, after having been silent for more than a month, tells me:)

You have finally devoted yourself to this. Should I not be first in your lives? Why do you not all live what you preach? My daughter, submerge yourself in My Heart. No, I am not mad; how could I be mad at you? Look at this wound, receive all of its Light and be filled with happiness…


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:

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, 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

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: “Copyright© 2000 by The Great Crusade of Love and Mercy. All rights reserved. This book is published in coordination with The Apostolate of the New Evangelization. Permission is granted to reproduce this book as a whole in its entirety with no changes or additions and as long as the reproduction and distribution is done solely on a non-profit basis. This document is available at no cost online and can be downloaded and printed from the following Web Sites: in English at: and Spanish at: http://www.grancruzada.orgPlease copy and distribute this book”.

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