Lord of all, we kneel before you

H/T to Tim Drake, whose record of what was said is below.

Also take a look at Fr Z’s blog. He says:

“I think something like this needs some care to preserve proper reverence for the Blessed Sacrament.  I am not sure how this squares with liturgical law, involvement with the local bishop, etc.

But… if those things can be worked through…

Does this fit with the New Evangelization?

Is this what we need to do?”

What do you think? Is this a valid way of bringing Our Lord back into the marketplace? If not, what would you suggest?

And here’s another question. In a world that ignores religion, that scoffs at believers, that misrepresents what Catholics believe, would you kneel if you had been in that mall? If not, why not?

Here’s what the narrating priest was saying:

“Jesus Christ is in every book of the Bible.In Genesis, Jesus is the Seed of the Woman.
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, He is the Priest, the Altar, and the Lamb of Sacrifice.
In Numbers, He is a Pillar of Cloud by day and the Pillar of Fire by Night.
In Deuteronomy, Jesus is the Prophet, like Moses.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of Our Salvation.
In Judges, He is our Judge and Lawgiver.
In Ruth, He is our kinsman Redeemer.
In 1 and 2 Samuel, He is our Trusted Prophet.
In Kings and Chronicles, He is our Reigning King.
In Ezra, He is the rebuilder of the broken down walls of human life.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Nehemiah, Jesus is our Restorer.
In Tobit, He is the Messenger of New Life.
In Judith, He is Weakness Turned into Victory.
In Esther, He is our Advocate.
In 1 and 2 Maccabees, He is the Leader who dies for God’s law.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Job, Jesus is our Everliving Redeemer.
In Psalms, He is our Shepherd.
In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes, He is our Hope of Resurrection.
In the Song of Songs, He is our Loving Bridegroom.
In Wisdom, He is the emanation of God’s thought.
In Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Jesus is our security.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Isaiah, Jesus is the Suffering Servant.
In Jeremiah, He is the Righteous Branch.
In Lamentations, He is our Weeping Prophet.
In Baruch, He is the Mercy from the Eternal One.
In Ezekiel, He is the One with the Right to Rule.
In Daniel, Jesus is the Fourth Man in the fiery furnace.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Hosea, Jesus is the Faithful Husband forever married to the sinner.
In Joel, He is the One who Baptizes with the Holy Spirit of Fire.
In Amos, He is the Restorer of Justice.
In Obadiah, He is Mighty to Save.
In Jonah, He is our great foreign missionary.
In Micah, He is the feet of one who brings Good News.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Nahum, Jesus is our stronghold in the day of trouble.
In Habakkuk, He is God my Savior.
In Zephaniah, He is the King of Israel.
In Haggai, He is the signet ring.
In Zechariah, He is our Humble King riding on a colt.
In Malachi, Jesus is the Son of Righteousness.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Matthew, Jesus is God with us.
In Mark, He is the Son of God.
In Luke, He is the Son of Mary, feeling what you feel.
In John, He is the Bread of Life.
In Acts, Jesus is the Savior of the World.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Romans, Jesus is the Righteousness of God.
In 1 Corinthians, He is the Resurrection.
In 2 Corinthians, He is the God of all comfort.
In Galatians, He is your liberty. He sets you free.
In Ephesians, Jesus is the Head of the Church.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Philippians, Jesus is your Joy.
In Colossians, He is your Completeness.
In 1 and 2 Thessalonians, He is your Hope.
In 1 Timothy, He is your Faith.
In 2 Timothy, Jesus is your Stability.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Titus, Jesus is Truth.
In Philemon, He is your Benefactor.
In Hebrews, He is your Perfection.
In James, He is the Power behind your Faith.
In 1 Peter, He is your Example.
In 2 Peter, Jesus is your Purity.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In 1 John, Jesus is your Life.
In 2 John, He is your Pattern.
In 3 John, He is your Motivation.
In Jude, He is the Foundation of your Faith.

In Revelation, Jesus is your Coming King.

He is:
The First and the Last.
The Beginning and the End.
He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of All.
He is the Architect of the Universe and the Manager of All Time.
He Always Was, He Always Is, and He Always Will Be Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and Never Undone.

He was bruised and brought healing.
He was pierced and eased pain.
He was persecuted and brought freedom.
He was dead and brought life.
He is risen and brings power.
He reigns and brings peace.

The world can’t understand Him.
The armys can’t defeat Him.
Schools can’t explain Him and the leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him.
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him.
The people couldn’t hold him. [This is where the clapping begins]
Nero couldn’t crush Him.
Hitler couldn’t silence Him.
The New Age can’t replace Him.
And Oprah can’t explain Him away.

He is Life, Love, Longevity, and Lord.
He is Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, Mighty, Powerful, and Pure.
His Ways our Right, His Words Eternal, His Rules Unchanging, and His
Mind is on me.
He is My Redeemer, He is My Savior, He is My God, He is My Priest, He is My Joy, He is My Comfort, He is My Lord, and He rules my life.”
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/every-knee-shall-bow-flash-mob#ixzz1QKxZkdKV

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JoyfulPapist is an adult convert to Catholicism, with a passion for her God, her faith, and her church.
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4 Responses to Lord of all, we kneel before you

  1. Brother Burrito says:


    I watched that with tears running down my face. Such peaceful and sacred witness are part of the future of the new Evangelisation.

    Does everyone know that Preston is named after ‘Priest’s Town’?

    Tell me, from which Order was that monk who held aloft Our Lord?

    I only ask because the colour of his habit resembles mine, and I am still prone to vanity.

    Great post.


  2. Jacquelyn Taylor Baumberg says:

    I too watched it in tears. I am an Englishwoman, living in Canada for many years, also an adult convert to Catholicism and unhappy about the present widespread ignorance of it and prejudice against it in the UK, especially when one recalls that the Catholic Church has been the historic faith in the British Isles for about 1500 years or more. I found this event in Preston very moving indeed, especially because it was very simple. The presence of Christ amongst the people.

    BB, you may like to look at the following: http://acertainhope.blogspot.com/2011/06/making-of-eucharistic-flash-mob.html . Also: http://www.youtube.com/user/CapuchinFranciscan. I found these addresses amongst the comments from the public. There is information about Brother Paul, who held the Monstrance aloft, and how he organised it.


  3. joyfulpapist says:

    Thanks, Jacqueline. Two excellent links.

    I like that they had agents in the crowd handing out information and answering questions.


  4. rebrites says:

    I was especially moved to see the tiny old lady pushing a wheeled Zimmer-frame walking device stop and kneel onto the pavement, and stay down there. God bless her. I hope somebody helped her get up again!


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