Stingy Rich Man

A rich man asked his minister, ?Why is it that everybody calls me stingy when everyone knows that when I died I?m leaving everything I have to this church?? The minister said: ?Let me tell you a story of the pig and the cow. The pig was unpopular and the cow was beloved. This puzzled the pig. The pig said to the cow, ?People speak warmly of your gentle nature and your soulful eyes. They think you?re generous because each day you give them milk and cream. But what about me? I give them everything I have. I give bacon and ham. I provide bristles for brushes. They even pickle my feet. Yet no one likes me. Why is that? The minister continued: Do you know what the cow answered? She said, ?Perhaps it?s because I give while I?m still living.?? The moral? Give now, where you are. Don't wait till you're out of school, get a job, or have a family.

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