BORROWING FROM GOD

A man was taking it easy, laying on the grass and looking up at the clouds. He was identifying shapes when he decided to talk to God.

“God”, he said, “how long is a million years?”

God answered, “In my frame of reference, it’s about a minute.”

The man asked, “God, how much is a million dollars?”

God answered, “To me, it’s a penny.”

The man then asked, “God, can I have a penny?”

God answered, “In a minute.”

Source | Roger Kuder, Jokes and Riddles
(lulu.com, 2012)  page 11

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Another rendition of the same story:

A man was talking to God one day, and he said, “God, I have always wanted to ask you this question.” He said, “God, from your perspective how long is a million years?”

God said, “In my perspective, a million years is a second.”

“Wow, a second!” He then said, “God, from your perspective, how much is a million dollars?”

God said, “From my perspective, a million dollars is a penny.”

“Man, that is unbelievable!” Then he said, “God, could I borrow a penny?”

And God said, “Sure, just a second.”

Source | David William Joutras, Spiritual Stories I Have Heard

CONSIDER THIS

For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night. | Psalm 90:4 (NRSV)

Patience! You’ve got all the time in the world—whether a thousand years or a day, it’s all the same to you. | Psalm 90:4 (The Message)

Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit priest born on the Mediterranean Island of Malta. I'm an an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I strongly believes that beauty is a uniquely wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can indeed be sensed and experienced in all things if we have ears to hear and eyes to see, if we have the patience to have a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring and employing new, fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

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