When our kids were smaller, specifically when Faith Marie was around two, her big brother DeVonti had a toy siren whistle. It was a small plastic cone with a fan inside. When the whistle was blown the fan would turn and make a fun siren sound. Faith saw her brother having such a great time with his cool toy, and she just had to try it for herself. So she came to my wife and I and said “I want My Own.” We asked “your own what?” She said “My Own!”, as if it was the actual name of the toy.
DeVonti is a born giver and was willing to share with his little sister. So we offered to wash the whistle and let her give it a try. Faith protested ” I want My Own!” she didn’t know what it was and we didn’t know what to call it but Faith named it “My Own” because she wanted something that belonged exclusively to her that would allow her to join in the fun her brother was having.
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:36, 37 NKJV)