Recieve The Holy Eucharist like Mary did...
At the baptism of our daughter, we were at a church that was without kneelers as they raised money to build a church. We had chosen my cousin and his wife as our daughters godparents and knew them to be faithful Catholics. Although kneelers are only meant to assist us at Mass the majority of the congregation never knelt. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal directs us to kneel from after the Sanctus (“Holy, Holy, Holy”) to after the Great Amen and to kneel also after the Agnus Dei (“Lamb of God.) At Masses for severals hundreds, we were generally one of perhaps a dozen "kneelers" at this church. Considering that we'd be at the front for the baptism we wondered how the godparents would feel about kneeling and we decided to follow their lead. They knelt. When we shared our relief after the baptism my soft-spoken, gentle cousin was uncharacteristically firm and empassioned as he reminded us, "Do you think that when we are before Our Lord face to face we could choose not to kneel? No, St. Michael would push us to our knees in reverence of Christ!" And yet, we are before Christ and the choir of angels at the reception of the Eucharist.
When the Catholic church stopped kneeling to recieve Our Lord at Communion 40 years ago, when we started "taking" Him like a potato chip out of our hand, instead of recieving Him in humility from consecrated hands, we started down the slippery slope of losing our reverence. Not surprising that there are so many today that are so casual about The Most Blessed Sacrament. Weekly confession is a thing of the past, dressing for our King, prayers after Mass...do they really believe that hidden in the host IS Our Lord and Savior? If we did believe, wouldn't we go to Adoration to be with the one we love?
Do you know what Mother Teresa said?