IF I may recall briefly here a powerful experience eight years ago when the Holy Spirit drove me to a church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament…
I had been sitting at the piano in my home, singing “Sanctus” (on my album Here You Are). Suddenly, this inexplicable hunger rose up within me to visit Jesus in the Tabernacle. I hopped in the car, and a few minutes later, I was pouring my heart and soul out before Him in a beautiful Ukrainian Church in the town I was living in at the time. It was there, in the Lord’s presence, where I heard an interior calling to respond to John Paul II’s call to the youth to become “watchmen” at the dawn of the new millennium.
One of the Scriptures the Lord led me to at that time was Ezekiel Chapter 33:
The word of the Lord came to me: Son of man, speak to your people and tell them: When I bring the sword against a land… and the watchman sees the sword coming against the land, he should blow the trumpet to warn the people… I have appointed you as a watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear a word from my mouth, you must warn them for me. (Ezekiel 33:1-7)