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Katya Rivas: Meekness

The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization

The Door to Heaven - Extracts

A teaching for Man,
about his weaknesses,
limits and reach.

Cochabamba — Bolivia
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English Edition 1.1 - July 1999

The Door to Heaven – Extract No. DH-57.1

The Lord

Calm your anger when it arrives with meekness. Remember Me, My Passion, My Cross. Did I get angry? You have no idea how much I like a meek man who suffers critical moments, persecutions and insults calmly. Now, some people boast of being meek but without reason, because they are meek when it is to their advantage or with those who praise them, but they breathe fury and revenge against those who insult or malign them. The virtue of meekness consists of being meek and patient with those who mistreat and abhor you.

Read Colossians 3,12. Do you want others to tolerate your defects and to turn a blind eye if they have reason to complain about you? Well, you should do likewise. When your neighbor offends you in anger, answer him quietly and humbly, and you will weaken him. Look, once a monk was walking through a sown field and the owner came out and started insulting and swearing at him. "Brother, you are right, I was wrong, forgive me," answered the monk. The farmer was mollified to the extent that not only was he no longer angry, but he wanted to follow the monk and enter his monastery... The proud turn the humiliations they receive into a banner of their pride, while the humble turn the contempt they receive into a banner of their humility. That is why I said, "Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you," Matthew 5,11.

Do not feel bad; I love you; you have to learn. The meek are useful to others because there is nothing better at inciting others to devote themselves to God’s service than seeing a person full of meekness and joy when they are reviled. This virtue becomes evident during times of adversity; just as gold is tested in the crucible, so man’s meekness is tested in the forge of humiliation.

Songs 1,11 [verse 12 in newer translations] speaks of the fragrance of the nard. In effect, it is a sweet-smelling plant, but it only gives off its perfume when rubbed hard. A man is meek only when he is seen to suffer patiently and without anger, ill-usage and insults. Only then can the fragrance of the nard or the virtue of meekness be perceived.



EDITOR’S NOTE: Through the rest of 2002, 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 Door to Heaven”. 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.

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