Rest in the Lord

tumblr_m6db06mZII1rriw3so1_400Welcome to the Saturday meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. How about
joining us to share a few of those times when you “rested in the Lord?”

Approach these quotes like parables of the kingdom and listen as the Lord uses anything and everything to reach his people’s hearts.

A.A. Milne’s character, Winnie-the-Pooh,  embraces each day with enthusiasm, savoring each moment as he lives in the present, simply connecting with nature and his friends. Adults spend decades meditating to come to this state of being;  it is a state of relaxation, openness to love, others and the joy of simply being alive.  However what really makes these books interesting  are the flawed yet lovable characters which populate the 100 acres woods. Winnie, Piglet and all the other friends in the 100 Acre Wood  are great because everyone has some sort of problem. Pooh is painfully naïve and has an eating disorder, Piglet is neurotic, Owl is a narcissist, Eeyore has major depression, Tigger is hyperactive, Rabbit is a sociopath. It’s good for kids as well as adults to learn that pretty much anyone you meet will have some sort of major problem but inspite of this everyone is lovable.

Apparently Milne wrote these Pooh books for the child within all adults, not just children. So read and enjoy these whimsical quotes and delightful drawings by A.A. Milne and allow his philosophy help open you to Catholic contemplation,  the prayer of quiet which understands how to receive and listen like a child.

Winnie-the-Pooh Quotes

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
We whisper to God.
“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” 
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“I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may
be lost.”
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”
“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
“Pooh,” said Rabbit kindly, “you haven’t any brain.”
“I know,” said Pooh
“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

“What I like doing best is Nothing.”
“How do you do Nothing,” asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
“Well, it’s when people call out at you just as you’re going off to do it, ‘What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?’ and you say, ‘Oh, Nothing,’ and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
“Oh”, said Pooh.


10 thoughts on “Rest in the Lord

  1. Joy of all joys, motherofnine9. Since you put it this way, now I understand what this book is all about. I kind of ignored it all these years. Hmmm. I think I have to resurrect another item in my life. Thank you.


  2. I love these quotes. My favorite is the one when Piglet wants to make sure of Pooh. I can be insecure sometimes and I too have to make sure of others. Winnie the Pooh stories are marvelous. Thanks for sharing these!


    1. 🙂

      On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 9:57 AM, joy of nine9 wrote:

      > ** > Colleen commented: “I love these quotes. My favorite is the one when > Piglet wants to make sure of Pooh. I can be insecure sometimes and I too > have to make sure of others. Winnie the Pooh stories are marvelous. Thanks > for sharing these!”



    Especially liked the one “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” – such an important thing to revisit every now and then, to re-evaluate in prayer…

    What on earth is taking up all that room in my heart? God wants to come in, but I’ve become so attached to this little thing of no consequence… wait, oh it won’t detach… I’m too weak and I’ve become so used to this little thing taking up all this room… My God, create a NEW heart in me, one that is free of these little things that have been in the way, one that has lots of space for You!!


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