When “Take a Knee” Meant Something Completely Different

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It’s a big deal now.
Ever since San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kapaernick refused to stand during the United States national anthem last year, more and more NFL players have joined the bandwagon. Kapaernick sat, but the new “thing” is to kneel rather than stand during the anthem. Those who “take a knee” do so in protest of what they see as police brutality and racial inequality.

But, “take a knee” used to mean something completely different. It used to mean to humble oneself before our Lord. Biblically speaking, taking a knee is what we should be doing at the very mention of Jesus’ name.

If more people would take a knee for the right reason, there’d be no need to take a knee for the wrong reason.

Read more in my latest post at National Catholic Register.

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