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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
How Can You Say You Love
Me if You Do Not Make My Sorrows
Originating with the little plant and cultivated by it, the poison becomes a medicine and continues living condensed. But like the medicine which has a little bit of poison is capable of treating an illness, thus My miseries, the ones that poisoned My spirit, grant health to whoever receives them and even to others.
This remote comparison of an idea of the bitter vitality contained in certain plants, the vitality that continues once put on and transfused into a sick body to which, if applied properly, gives it health. Therefore, what was a great danger turns out to be a healthy remedy.
I am the embittered plant; I live off My own life and in Me I have found the perfect equilibrium between the miseries received and the sweetness possessed. I have lived so fully that even in pain I was completely satisfied.
But wherever My disposition is taken, I have renewed My vitality and, therefore, My sorrowful life of Passion. I have transplanted Myself to you and in you together with My miseries and sweetness. And so you can enjoy the fruit of their benefits and appreciate Me as I am.
It does not matter what one gives the sick as long as it is for their health. What matters is to get well. I heal you and so much the better the more that you assimilate My qualities. But the sick cannot remain inactive, receiving the medicine; they should in some way contribute to their health. Therefore, I leave you inactive and want you to offer Me your intention of allowing yourself to be healed by Me, doctor and medicine. I heal you; you should be cured.
Nevertheless, some should have the property of curing others, as if they were to take My place in curing, implored or not. These are they who perform hidden miracles with medicine, and the ones I select as My direct collaborators. To do this they must have My properties, that is, the properties of the plant that contains within itself the bitterness that cures; the substance called poison. Yet it is only My infused virtue and given for the well-being of man to whom it only seems to be poison.
My bitterness, therefore, must be received in all the ones I have selected whom one day I shall point out as the favored ones because of that same bitterness.
And if the figurative sense is not pleasing to you, as if what I say were not true, then I shall tell you: How can you all say that you love Me if you do not make yours My sorrows, My concerns which were for Me a heartbreaking, interior bitterness? How can you say you love Me if you are not united in certain situations of pain that I work in you for your benefit? And, how can I believe that you love Me if My cry, thirsty for you, has no effect on you?
Whoever loves Me considers these things. Oh, he must not think of himself, do not do it; above all he must be concerned about Me; he must direct his mind and soul to My Passion. Then through My divine inspiration, he will know what it means to be united to Me in the solitude of the inattentive, tremendously ungrateful, and unloving hearts. I thirst, I say it even today: I thirst! No one will be able to obliterate My thirst from their souls. If only you could experience it for a single moment! I tell you that even My priests who condemn themselves have not forgotten this thirst of Mine, because of them what was once a cause of divine love, is now a cause of great rage. Therefore, not even they can forget. And, how will My blessed ones forget it, if their thirst was cause for comfort for Me whom they love intensely? For them it is the eternal joy that does not pass, the sweetest happiness that gladdens their eternal stay.
My beloved, through My words advise others, as soon as you can, that the thirst of which I speak produces the bitterness to which I referred before. It produces because: where are those that have given relief to My great desire to give souls refuge? Where are they, if all sinners have hurled themselves like crazy into their ungodliness to the point of not having the heart to even call My name?
Here is what I wanted to tell you, My beloved souls, for your good and for the good of all. You all will be able to easily see that I am the one who begs for love; I who makes Myself your victim, and I who humbles Myself and who implores you to be My cups which I can fill to overflowing. I do it without any concern for Myself, but only for your interest.
Hear Me, at least you hear Me, now that you are placed like a fertile seed between the thorns of men. Let nothing be more precious than knowing My intentions towards you. Abandon your doubts, come to Me full of confidence, to Me who can and wants to make you like Me.
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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