You drop to the ground in a rice paddy, and then drop down in front of the cross you keep on you because you're trying to make yourself as lowly as you can in front of God. He said to lower yourself and this is the only way you can interpret that.
The only problem about being lowly is the heat (ひ). Everyone always told you that heat rises, but not here. The rice paddy is incredibly hot... unless oh no. Is that the heat of hell?