Many of you have probably seen Saturday’s “7 ways to improve your mood” ‘news’ article. One of its main points was that smiling does improve your mood. Whether or not the study was scientific, the conclusion does make sense from Kneeling Catholic’s point of view. i.e. A human is made of two parts: 1. body, 2. soul. Therefore actions done by the body have an effect on the soul. There have been heretics, e.g. the Albigensians who taught that a human was just a soul trapped inside of a body. Therefore what was done by the body had no consequences for the soul.
Hopefully you see where I am going with this! We kneel because we want our bodies to worship God, as well as our souls. There are times we breathe prayers when we are driving or working and we cannot assume a prayerful posture. There are times we worship God with only our souls because our bodies are otherwise engaged. This can take a lot of discipline! There are times when our disturbed minds cannot pray but our bodies can!
Kneeling Catholic believes this is one reason why it was so insidious for ‘experts’: USCCB, priests, or religious ed., to say posture makes no difference when we come, in the most intimate way, before Jesus Christ. They tell us kneeling and standing are equivalents, the same! Kneeling and standing are the same? Really?!!! Any toddler might tell you differently. (unless he has been brainwashed by Catholic D.R.E.s!
It is as His Holiness, Paul VI, feared (Memoriale Domini). Teaching children to receive Holy Communion with their bodies in a casual, ambivalent posture promotes a casual, ambivalent attitude towards Jesus Christ down to the depths of their little souls. This is inevitable because of the body-soul connection. Is this what we want to be doing?
“But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.”