The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
Selected Extracts From Katya Rivas's Writings
From Advent 2002 through to Lent 2003 Scoop will be publishing selected extracts from Katya Rivas’s writings, extracts will be taken from each of the four books so far translated into English.
Selected Extract No. 1
You Have Been Called To The Life Of The Spirit
From The Great Crusade Of Love - Extract #18
The flowers of the Celestial spring open up and diffuse their divine perfume, giving the air that surrounds them a silent share of the qualities that each one has. This wonder, this spectacle of the souls that works hidden in My Will, is beautiful.
Accustomed as men are to the stench of sins, which infects their atmosphere, they do not pay attention to, or better, they do not have that spiritual sense that perceives those Heavenly perfumes which I deposit in their souls. But the product that I obtain from it is great, and much more powerful than the evil caused by sin.
You usually reflect on mundane things. When will you reflect over Celestial things? You have been called to the life of the spirit. And why do you materialize even the things that are not things, but rather only spirit?
I gave you spring; nevertheless, its flowers have a short life. I gave you the perfumes of the flowers and they also pass, but not as soon as the flowers from which they come. In everything I have left something that testifies to the invisible, and this is what matters the most and gives assurance of future and also present life. What is a rose bud? Is it only what you see and nothing more?
It is the intricate workings of wisdom that gives vitality to the creatures through which the breath of My Life has passed over. What is the perfume of a flower? Is it only one thing that recreates the sense of smell?… It is in fact, a diffusing of ignored vitality that I have put in all plants as a testimony of My Spirit that infuses existence – life.
My souls who receive as a gift the "flower of Heaven", do you know that you carry the perfumes of the divine flower? Think; think well about this. I do not send you pollen to fertilize you, because you receive the whole flower that wants to reproduce itself in you so that new flowers will adorn the eternal flower and all together may send to the Divinity the gracious perfume of the principal flower. Also, you are not experienced with nor do you know, but I do not stop working on your blindness until reaching the transformation that I have wanted
Large meadow, flowery countryside of souls in which I gently place My gaze. Little flowers of Mine, if you could see My work, I tell you, you would go out of your mind with love and would not bring up certain difficulties of yours.
If you, little flower, wish to make a crown of the eternal flower, let Me take care of you, because I am a gardener without equal. If you, little flower, wish to spread the perfumes you like so much, be tranquil in My hands and you will see completely unpredictable results. It is not difficult, I assure you; it is only difficult to truly see it. Once the will is submitted, the rest will be less rough, more possible.
Little flowers of Mine, when I receive you one by one, you will know perfectly well what I have told you today. Now, give Me credit, and confidence, I want no more.
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 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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