+ It’s interesting that at the first few notes of our national anthem everyone stands up, men remove their hats, and everyone puts their hand over their heart. When somebody fails to do this, if somebody keeps jabbering with the dude next to them, or holds their beer up to their heart, or keeps their ball-cap on, we’re offended. We actually get very angry. I know I do.
So this is not interesting in and of itself. It’s simply respect. I get that.
What is interesting though, is that it looks so very much like the monks at the monastery rising and bowing (some making the sign of the Cross) every single time the Trinity is mentioned: “Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit…”.
That too, of course, is natural if God is our King.
What’s even more intriguing, is that it looks so very different from most of our churches where we show our respect for God somewhere up in our head alone (or maybe it’s our heart) while our bodies sit cross-legged and holding a coffee.