Two

[Matthew 22:38-40]

Milo
Our youngest grandchild
Is two

I am Baba
His mom’s dad
My husband
Is Boppy

But sometimes
When he wants us both
To take him for a drive
Or a walk
Or watch him play
He says
“Want two Babas.”
And our hearts melt.

Boppy put up a swing set
With two swings
Milo swings on one
Baba (that’s me) on the other
By decree of his royal
Toddlerness

And as we swing
I chant
“ONE swing for Milo
ONE swing for Baba
One and one
TWO swings”

Milo brings me small toy monkeys
He counts
“One”
“Two”
“Nother ”
“Nother”
“And nother”

Two is enough
In his world

Curiously
Two was enough for Jesus also

Jews had more than 600
The Catholic Church has thousands
Religion seems to be about laws
Nother
Nother
And nother

But for Jesus
Two was enough

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

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