The financially insecure addict, new in the program, asked his sponsor what he should do about his financial woes. "I don't know," replied his sponsor. "Ask your Higher Power for what you need."
So the newcomer climbs to the top of a very tall mountain, looks up at the skies, and cries out, "God, are you there?"
"I am here," answered God. "How can I help you?"
The newcomer felt strange about asking for all the money he wanted, so he decided to come at his request indirectly. "Lord," he asked, "what does a million years mean to you?"
And God replied, "A minute."
The newcomer nodded and then asked, "And, Lord, what does a million dollars mean to you?"
And God replied, "A penny."
The newcomer asked, "Can I have a penny?"
"In a minute," answered God.