Thursday, March 02, 2006

On the sacramental hermeneutics of fittingness in posture for prayer

Okay: exam time. Let me pose this simply as a question for discussion. What posture is most "fitting" and therefore expressive of a proper disposition for praying, say, the penitential prayer of Psalm 51 --
  • standing?
  • kneeling?
  • lounging on a piano top with a Martini in hand?
  • govelling in the dust?
Discuss and offer a rationale.