Nasruddin was preaching about the divine mysteries. "A thousand years on earth are but one second in God's time," he proclaimed. "Let us see as God sees in order that we may make a heaven on this earth."
"What a fine sermon!" said Nasruddin's neighbor afterwards. "I'm wondering if money works the same way as time. What do a thousand gold coins mean to you?"
"They mean less than a single copper coin!" Nasruddin replied.
"In that case, could you loan me a thousand gold coins?"
"Of course!" said Nasruddin. "Just wait a divine second while I go get them."
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 98 of the book.