My completely mental misadventures...
I am thrilled with what can only be interpreted as an honorable mention on another Catholic blog!
Everyone who reads me knows I've always tried to eschew honors. Close friends know I've rejected invites to join blogomerates, contribute articles to the NCR, go on speaking engagements, as well as nominations on blogger award projects - including the awards - never even posting the little labels one used to get, and so on. Likewise, except for a couple of breaking news stories, I have always tended to ignore news portals which picked up an occasional post of mine to feature. Neither have I posted a resume or bibliography of such syndication. It's not humility - really. Honestly, I'm more embarrassed that someone might mistake something I wrote as important - I'm not very smart.
The proof that my reticence is not humility is in the fact I do not allow anonymous comments which may be inhospitable or negative towards 'me self'. Of course I really do dislike flattery, because I'm easily deceived by it and become very proud of myself. Again, that's not humility either - because when I fall, I am so upset and ashamed of myself and embarrassed, whereas the humble man rejoices in being found out and exposed to shame.
Today is different - 'the fool lifts up his head in laughter'. As I said, I was given 'honorable mention' on another blog - written by a very intelligent man - by another obviously sophisticated and scholarly gentleman. I was so amused and taken with the attention that I had to share this honor - no more false modesty from me. I will no longer tolerate it in myself. No. No. No.
Without further ado...
From a post entitled: Possessed by the devil:
I'm not worthy!
No one has ever done this for me before - ever. I can't recall ever being honored with a film clip before. Of course, I was honored once by David L. Gray - but after complaint (see, toldya I'm not humble) he removed the slander.
I never knew people discussed me off-site - off my blog.
People still notice me! They still pay attention to me! I'm not a washed up old blogger!
Life is beautiful!
Every time I think I'll quit blogging, someone goes and does something like this. In fact the comment in response to the video clip was equally as nice:
I'm so grateful. I'm not worthy. I mean it.
I would also like to thank those who dropped me from their links, excluded me from their Followers -
Many thanks and praying God's blessing upon all of you.