Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how many times could my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”
“I tell you, not as many as seven,” Jesus said to him, “but 70 times seven.”
—Matthew 18:21-22 HCSB
What were you doing at age thirteen?
I lived on Churchill Street in Shoreview, Minnesota. My best friends were Jenny Wagner, Molly Benson, and Nicole Sekeres. I loved Debbie Gibson, Bon Jovi, and Tiffany equally, and I wanted to be a singer.
My friend Dawn Kuechle had the VHS tape of Dirty Dancing, which we watched every time I spent the night at her house. When I was thirteen I liked a boy named Leon and rode my bike everywhere I went.
Life was simple.
Life is a little more complicated for a sweet thirteen-year-old girl named Mo’ne Davis.
The young Ms. Davis was thrust into the spotlight at age twelve when she led her baseball team to the Little League World Series, and as Wikipedia® states, “the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in Little League World Series History.”[i]
Davis’ fastball is a whopping seventy-miles-per-hour—head and shoulders above her age group’s average. She excels at all things athletic, football and basketball included. Perhaps the most notable of her achievements is the cover of the August 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated, a first for a Little League player.
All that is nice, but all that is nothing compared to what she did on Monday, March 23rd, 2015. (more…)