Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wit and Wisdom of Anne Shirley

"Saying one's prayers isn't the same thing as praying." That's from protagonist Anne Shirley in the chapter entitled "Anne's Apology," from the book Anne of Green Gables.

And I don't have anything more to add to that except that it's so very, very true.

- Catherine

9 comments:

Susanne said...

We watched Anne of Green Gables over the holidays and I distinctly remember the quote and the scene. Love it.

bensrib said...

I am a BIG Anne Shirley fan. My favorite scene is the one with her teacher: "Each day is new, with no mistakes in it." Hallelujah for that!

Catherine said...

God's mercies are new every morning -- one of my favorite Scripture verses.

Joyce said...

There are so many wonderful lines in that book...I need to re-read it this year.

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

Tonight in our Christian Scouting Troop - AHG - one little girls prayed, "...and Lord you don't want to hear blah, blah, blah, and all the regular stuff. You want to be our friend. Thanks. Amen!"

It got a chuckle and knowing nods. She says just about the same thing as Anne Shirley did, just a 7-year-old version. Thought you'd enjoy hearing about it.

Catherine said...

Angie, that is absolutely perfect! And she's pretty wise for a 7 year-old.

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

So true!

Thanks for leaving the comment about my Grandmother. I see your own mother passed away about the same time. I'm sorry to hear that and I hope the peace of God has been comforting your heart these past couple of months. My thoughts are with you!

Carrie said...

Amen to that!

Barbara H. said...

Very true, and it's neat that she knew that somehow even without having grown up with much religious teaching or experience in her younger life.