Give and Live with it

One of the best parables by far ……………..

Let me tell you a little story of a rich Goan landlord who once asked his parish priest– ‘Why does everybody call me stingy when everyone knows that when I die I will leave everything I have to this church?’

The priest said: ‘There once was a pig and a cow in this village. The pig was unpopular and the cow was loved by all in the village. This puzzled the pig. The pig said to the cow, ‘people speak warmly of your good nature and your helpful attitude. They think you are very generous because each day you give them milk, butter and cheese. But what about me? I give them everything I have. I give them the famous Goan sausages, bacon and ham. I also provide ingredients for mouth-watering sorpotel. Yet no one likes me. Why is that?’

The priest continued:’ Do you know what the cow answered? ‘

The Cow said: ‘ Perhaps it’s because I give while I am still living.

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