God’s penny

This article about the Vatican bank in this week’s The Economist reminded me of the story of God’s penny.

A priest  was out walking in the wilderness when he came face to face with God.  He was quite flabbergasted and the only he think of was the theory that God had a different time scale in which a second to God was a thousand years to us.  When the priest asked he was told that this was true.

He then thought about the repairs his church needed and asked if the same was true for money.  It was.  One of God’s pennies was worth a million dollars.

He asked God to donate a penny for church repairs.

“Yes.” replied God.  “But I don’t have one with me.  I’ll have to go and get one.  Just wait a minute.”


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