We even had our own chant, "Renegade girls, best in the world!"
We know because we saw it.
Message to kids: DO NOT SHARE BLOOD. Ever. Okay?.
Eddie was the oldest and after a few seconds of immobility, he was the first to snap into action. He skated as close as he dared to the boy on the other side of the crack in the ice, talking to him gently and quietly and then gripped his hand around the kid's forearm. Then, he called to the others to take his forearm in their hand and form a chain.
A colleague of mine in UK wrote, "Sometimes, I think, Jesus is not very lovable."
That's because, once you put Jesus first, everything else matters in a whole new way. It matters a great deal. You begin to know that Jesus lives in you and Jesus lives in me, and so you look for Jesus in others and put Jesus first.
That's the promise we make at Baptism, "to seek and serve Christ in others".
When you put the Jesus you meet in another person first, that person matters more than all the things about you that are different.