So, in light of a couple of conversations along with the inner thoughts of my mind and heart, a few things popped up that I would like to ask.
Some people don’t genuflect at all. I think some sign of bowing or kneeling down is important as a sign of respect, but I am wondering people’s thoughts on when and how often. There really is no right or wrong, I am just looking for some thoughts. One way I see it is that people show a sign of reverence when coming into the chapel/church and then again before they leave that place of worship where Jesus is. The other way I see is that every time anyone moves from place to place or when they cross the tabernacle or anything of the like, they show that sign of reverence. What are people’s thoughts on either or both, or another of which they notice?
Kneeling During Prayer
This too has come up in conversation. Most people kneel on the kneelers that exist in churches. Some people do not use them. I know that again, neither of them is particularly right or wrong. I believe that whatever is done is what the believer feels is their way to connect through prayer to God. I could ask a couple of things here in this topic. Initially, what are your thoughts on this? As well, is it right to say to another that they must not kneel right on the ground if a kneeler is provided; this to show good example to others, to not distract them, and that we have to if one is provided, to use it? If I am correct in saying this, and I may not be, were not the kneelers created so that we might be more comfortable in praying? So if it is but only a comfort, should not one be allowed to kneel as they choose, even in community with people who have their lifestyle and charism?
Please share any and all thoughts on these topics, answering those questions which I posed, or that of other related topics. Thank you!