Little Jimmy was laying about on a hillock in the middle of a
meadow on a warm spring day. Puffy white clouds rolled by and he
pondered their shape.
Soon, he began to think about God. "God? Are you really there?"
Jimmy said out loud.
To his astonishment a voice came from the clouds. "Yes, Jimmy?
What can I do for you?" Seizing the opportunity, Jimmy asked,
"God? What is a million years like to you?"
Knowing that Jimmy could not understand the concept of infinity,
God responded in a manner to which Jimmy could relate, "A
million years to me, Jimmy, is like a minute."
"Oh," said Jimmy. "Well, then, what's a million dollars like to
"A million dollars to me, Jimmy, is like a penny."
"Wow!" remarked Jimmy, getting an idea. "You're so
generous...can I have one of your pennies?"
God replied, "Sure thing, Jimmy! Just a minute."