Karen at Gem of the Ocean has put down the gloves long enough over the debate on the gospels of Matthew and Mark to give me this award.
When I first saw this, not knowing who or what Mathetes was, I thought it was some sort of math related thing, like a Math Athlete. (Goofy idea, but you can see the logic in it).
Here's what Karen had on her blog:
Mathetes is the Greek word for disciple, and the role of the disciple (per the Great Commission) it to make more disciples. I'd like to take the opportunity to award five other bloggers with this award and badge for acting in the role of a disciple of Christ. These five all share the message in their own creative ways, and I admire them all for what they do.In the spirit of this award, the rules are simple. Winners of this award must pick five other "disciples" to pass it on to. As you pass it on, I just ask that you mention and provide links for (1)this post as the originator of the award (Dan King of management by God), (2) the person that awarded it to you, and then (3) name and sites of the five that you believe are fulfilling the role of a disciple of Christ. If you know of other deserving recipients of this award, and would like to start a new string, then please post a link to where you've started in in the comments to this post. I would love for many deserving bloggers to be blessed with this recognition.
Handing this award off to the other bloggers I admire, here is my list:
(Note: I did not pick five. I have always had a problem with authority, so had to add a few more just to bend the rules a little.)
My local blogging countrymen
Terry at Abbey Roads 2: I know he hates this type of thing since it's too girly-girl for him, but I think he knows I mean it sincerely and not just to suck up like he has mentioned in many of his prior posts on narcissism, etc. Even though he probably won't carry on the awards on his blog, didn't want overlook him for this reason. Informative. Controversial. Just what the doctor ordered.
Cathy of Alex: Wish I had the snap-on-tools that Cathy does. Now I always have to wonder if my crinolin is showing at Mass. If only other Catholics got their butts off the couch and started practicing their Faith like Cathy does, the Church would be a better place.
Ray of Stella Borealis: He is the go-to guy for all things happening in the Twin Cities and helped me get up and running with my blog. Keeps us all informed about everything!
Child of Mary: A self-proclaimed introvert (NOT!), she is so introverted she actively works for MCCL and teaches CCD. Her pro-life activities and involvement are a great example.
Sanctus Belle at Our Lady's Tears: Great blog. Very helpful with lots of ideas on how to incorporate spirituality into our lives. Have recommended her site to many.
Another local (at least it's in the state) blog is A View from the Catholic Trenches: A huge group blog with lots of variety and insight. Just wish they would get the rest of the "contributors" to contribute!
AquinaSavio at Per Te Sancta Maria: Who could go wrong picking a blog of someone discerning the priesthood. You wouldn't know he's only 17. He probably already knows more about the Faith than I ever will. Beautiful blog.
Entropy at Sphere of Influence: Entropy is just a great blogger name, but she also has a great blog. As the only other mommyish blog in my selection (OK, laurathecrazymama is included in Catholic Trenches and Child of Mary and Sanctus are also moms), I appreciate the stories of childhood joys and messes that I can really relate to.
Blog on, fellow Mathetes!