Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kneel On

Crazy week this week, so a little hit and miss writing-wise. Sorry about that.

A short thought for today: Tuesday I wrote about how, if you normally kneel after communion, you might try sitting. And then I thought -- well, Father, why not suggest the opposite, as well? If you're a sitter (as I am), maybe try kneeling after communion, see what perspective or graces it might offer. The posture of adoration, of humility -- what might that lend some of us?

It's a good reminder to me that while all of us in different ways we seek uniformity in the liturgy, diversity provides unique opportunities, as well.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I'd add sit on in a totally different spot in the church. For 20 years I've been sitting on the same "side" for morning prayer -- and when we rebalanced this spring I switched.

Whole new view!

Jim McDermott, SJ said...

Very interesting. I love that. Thanks for that, Michelle.

KenAnselment said...

Someday, somewhere we'll have a church with liturgical yoga. I think there'd be more than a handful of folks who would love to do pose of a child after Communion. (You may think I'm kidding...)