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
Why Bother to Believe… If
One Does Not
I shall be crucified in My disciples each time that they withstand hardships of reputation, or else, clear offenses to their sincere love. These are exactly the two items that make them like Me, because the act of the Sanhedrim against Me was precisely to deprive Me of reputation, crucifying Me like a common thief on the Cross for everyone to see. I, who am the greatest honor bestowed on the Jewish nation, received this outrage from these same people. And, I also suffered grief from the many who offended My sincere Love, first believing in it and then rejecting it.
That is why I tell you that I am again crucified in My beloved for they, with their acceptance, renew My pains.
It is better for Me to tell you these things clearly because they are obstacles such that, while they can bring you much good, they could make you stop and go backwards. But, for whom would you go back? For blind people, like you who want to nail them on a cross of ignominy, or else, betray the sincere love with which you benefit.
It is necessary for you to know these things and you must consider yourselves prepared to receive them because, why bother to believe if one does not love? Just to believe is not enough; one truly needs to love, because salvation rests in love. All good, be it yours or Mine, resides in love.
You are My disciples, chosen cups in which I pour an abundance of celestial gifts. Receive them, for you will give Me great satisfaction. You are not being dragged through the road of My Love; I leave you always free, and freely you must accept all I have told you. But, be attentive, everything falls apart if you become stagnant, anything you can do considering the insults coming from the side of human justice. My charity, that is My affection for you, is above man’s justice and does not tend to it. You should do and think the same. Oh, My chosen ones, whom these words will reach, do not weaken your efforts. Beg Me for this and I shall grant it.
If you experience these things in your mortal life, consider yourselves privileged, because this is exactly the way it is in Heaven where everything is seen in My divine light. You are privileged when you are given the opportunity to suffer, privileged as I was when I suffered for you.
Give Me your assent modestly, but firmly. For many centuries I have been asking for this. Do not delay anymore.
If the whole world could count the many beautiful graces that form the base of My diverse manifestations, a music of praises and of love for Me would be heard and everyone would be consoled by themselves and by the rest. But in the world, the law of darkness rules and the creatures do not know how to speak of the beauty of My outpouring towards them. That is why a great part of My work will be known only in Heaven, after salvation has been concluded.
From time to time I go outside of the ordinary to give you the idea that your situation is not crystallized in darkness, rather, it is developed in pursuit of certain goals unknown to you.
How I value faith and I partially reward it on earth. Today’s conflicts are the momentous events of tomorrow, because to really follow Me means not to put easy things as a basis of your own existence but the conflicts I get myself and with the world that surrounds you. I shall keep in mind precisely those conflicts, because I work in a very different way than the creature who tries to forget what is difficult and makes himself comfortable in what is easy. But in the end, everything that you have fled from will remain. That is: the feared Cross. That Cross, endured with pain and, in any event, received with feelings of conflict, will be the only thing that will remain to give testimony of you. Therefore, although not logical, the rule directly stated is: each one is worth as much as he knows how to suffer.
Look at Me, study Me in the suffering, because it is a great good to know Me in the Divine Passion that burned in My soul. To know is worth much for being able to respect and love. Understand Me, you who are the preferred of My sorrowful Love. Value Me, you who have received My divine effusions. Only with the understanding and appraisal of all that you have received from Us, will you have the possibility of imitating 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
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: http://www.greatcrusade.org and Spanish at: http://www.grancruzada.org …Please copy and distribute this book”.