A Mullah Nasruddin story
One day, young Nasruddin heard people say that anyone who fasts on the holy day of Ashura will surely attain the equivalent religious merit of fasting for a whole year.
So he fasted until midday, then he broke the fast with a sumptuous lunch. When asked why he broke the fast so early, he replied: “I’ve already earned enough merit from observing Lent this long to last me through the rest of the year!”
Excerpted from the forthcoming Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin.