I think this is two days early--weren't winners supposed to be announced Sunday? But checking an inbound link, I found the unofficial 2007 Catholic Blog Awards tally UP. Ah, no winners here, but I think I'm tied for third place (my blog is listed twice?) in the "Funniest" category, and the blog has an improbably good showing in the "Best New Catholic Blog" category. Wow.
Really, this is both delightful and humbling. Delightful that so many of you find my odd sense of humor amusing, and humbling in that we all got utterly crushed by The Curt Jester! So temptations to sinful pride are pretty much blown into the wind! Thanks!
So hearty congrats to the "Funniest Catholic Blog" winner (Jeff at The Curt Jester), as well as everyone else who won awards this year.
Many thanks to those who voted for me. I think some of you would be surprised... my students often comment on how "heavy" I am (in thought, thanks; I think it's their euphemism for "you make me think that sin can be a BAD thing"). I show movies like Romero and The Mission for our "fun days." So it's interesting, and different, to do the humorous twists on theology here.
When I sometimes wonder whether to keep this up amid my other million things to do, the positive feedback certainly helps me keep plugging away--trying to get us to think, while we laugh at ourselves every once in a while. Laugh like Sarai, folks. Humor is a way of saying something serious. And thanks for smiling and keeping faith with me.