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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
My Church Is Beloved,
The influence of My Divine Intercession expels even the greatest darkness that can reign in a soul, and no matter how miserable it may be, there has been no one not susceptible to improvement. I state this to confirm it to those who do not comprehend Divine Love.
When Peter was severely judged for the matter of the idols, who benefited from it, the judges or the court? Only Paul used charity to judge him, because he did it for My Love; all the rest remained as miserable or more than before… But Peter judged that he was acting well and I did not reproach him because of Paul. This would have displeased Me because I simply did not want the first Pontiff to be deprived of the freedom of action and, therefore, be influenced by the weakness of others and that he not become an instrument, even if it is involuntary, of scandal or division because of a purely formal matter.
Likewise it happens that, when I want to give a degree of higher perfection to one of My chosen ones, I make sure that his actions are reprimanded so that, submitting himself to one who is less than he, he may receive the righteousness that is contained in admitting his weakness, or else his weak point. But you think that My Will to humble My chosen ones is closely tied to certain periods of the spiritual life and is never granted at the beginning of the same life.
The truth is always one, but man knows it gradually because certain heights cause dizziness to whoever is not used to them.
I want to call something to your attention: why do you waste time making little paper ships that sink?
Rather, build solid ships that withstand the stormy waves. The paper ships? My daughter, they are the events that you must not worry about at all, because this or that thing is very different for someone else. Do not remain with whoever takes away your peace; do not contribute to the war on earth.
Oh, My beloved ones, how this burning Heart loves you! Your glory is to receive abuse, unfairness, and scorns, mainly from those who should love you. So many notices, so many warnings! My daughter, when we are not able to form, to teach the humility of the heart, we wait… Wait for things to be discovered; there is no better ally than time. For them there is no worst enemy than time. Do not insist; fill yourselves with peace…
In the railways, the rail is the salvation of those who put their trust in the operator of the train. The meaning of what I want to tell you today is enclosed in these simple words.
The train represents men of good will; I am the operator; the rails are the doctrine of the Church and the submission to its ministers.
He who is in position travels happy and safely towards the goal. Of what good is it to believe in Me without having good will? And what fruit will good will yield if it is not well guided by the infallible doctrine whose deposit is in the hands of Peter’s successors? And finally, how would knowing all these things help without being submitted to My ministers who take My place?
Reflect upon this, because many times the lack of reflection leads to incalculable consequences.
Do you believe I am the operator of the train? All right, then let yourself be truly guided, not by word of mouth, but with concrete facts; not with the aid of sentimental impressions, but with that made of living faith, sensed hope, and holy charity. Otherwise, how can you say that you acknowledge Me as your superior, your reformer, and, above all as your true love? This is why, it is necessary to believe, hope, and love in a substantial manner.
Do you believe that I have gave in your interest the two rails that I have told you which concern the teaching of the Church and the guidance of My ministers? All right, but be consistent because not only must you believe it but it is necessary to be governed daily by that faith. And then, study what the Church says; follow the advice of My ministers.
Thus the train that takes you to the divine life will be able to run swiftly and you will be able to experience how wise is the steady hand of the operator, who is precisely Me.
It is necessary for Me to strengthen the love you have for this Church in which I have placed salvation and of which you have extracted nutritious nourishment. You must love her intensely, for no other motive not even for consideration for the salvation that you can find in her, because you know that she is beloved by Me. She is beloved by Me; for that reason, love her.
I have entrusted My Blood to her; I subject Myself to her as a very beloved wife; she possesses all My wealth because I have given it to her. Love her intensely because I made her for you too and I gave her authority and wisdom so that she can always take care of you in all ways, on all occasions. Whoever does not love her is not worthy of Me and he who loves her is like Me, for I love her infinitely. It is beautiful to write the Saint’s eulogy, but the eulogy of My Church, mother of all saints, belongs to Me and I will write it one day in view of the entire universe. I say it today because the battle against her bellows on the outside.
Who wants to find weapons to cause her death if the blows are giving her more vigor? How will they kill her if I warn them that all they plot will serve to make the beauty of My Wife better known?
Oh, she will not die on the Cross, she will not resurrect from the tomb, no miracles are performed without My Omnipotence. And if I had not resurrected, they would hope to also kill My Church…
Oh, rash illustrious ones on earth, how you would tremble today seeing what will become of you when, upon reaching the frustration of your hopes, I place you under the feet of My beloved Wife.
Everyone pray, pray for your persecutors. It is the hour of hell that to upset you blasphemes My Name on earth; the hell that studies through the human intelligence, the way of torturing My chosen ones. I have said that this is the hour. Away with the fears, My beloved. I have resurrected for you. Remember it and believe that nothing or anyone will deprive you of My effective victory. Besides, I give you another companion, Augustine, the burning one. Be happy for the present and the future…
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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