This morning, while skating, I realized that there is an untold story, the sequel to Solomon’s judgment over the 2 women whose motherhood was in dispute.
His next case involved a mom and 2 kids. Both kids claimed that the woman was her mom and ought, therefore, to do as the child asked, no–required–which meant essentially the opposite of what the other child wished. The woman and the children came before Solomon to judge, and he could barely hear himself think while the children spoke over each other, bickering even before the great and wise king. He wisely said, Well, I shall soon know whose mother this is. I shall cut her in half and give you each a piece. Is that all right with you? And you?
And then he didn’t know what to do as the children agreed, as children will, that it was just fine with them.