I would like to share the experience of a conference I attended in Philadelphia in 2000
Revival 2000 Conference June 25-28, 2000
Presentation BVM Philidelphia, PA
Msgr Vincent Walsh Fr Tom DiLorenzo
Rev 4 8] “And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
This scripture tells of the importance of Praise—we MUST praise God with joyful enthusiasm every day. This theme was emphasized over and over through the Revival conference by Msgr Walsh and Fr Tom Di Lorenzo. There were some manifestations of Holy Laughter, but not as many instances as I had remembered from other prayer meetings I had attended there. There was, however an abundance of Spiritual joy which was manifested in the wonderfully exuberant Praise Tongue.
This praise chant rose to such a crescendo that I was transported back to the market place along the Via Dellarosa, but I was there on the first Good Friday. I just stood in awe—that I was in the Church in Philly, but I could “see” and “hear” the sight and sounds of the Way of the Cross. Msgr Walsh told us we would experience the “glory”–that awareness of the presence of the Holy Spirit–as we lifted our physical and spiritual senses in praise, and we were drenched in the glory of the “Living Water”.
Fr Tom also reminded us that there is no problem for which God does not have the solution, and the way to solve any problem is to pray. If we can surrender our will to our loving Father, He will take care of all our needs and the Spirit will guide us in all our words and actions.
We were also told to reflect on the Song of Songs. Jesus loves to be told He is beautiful and we love His Humanness as well as His Divinity. He loves to be loved—He doesn’t need it, since He is God, but He loves it.