“Why is it,” said the rich man to his minister, “that people call me stingy? Everyone knows that when I die, I’m leaving everything to the church?”

“Let me tell you a fable about the pig and the cow,” said the minister.

And he proceeded to tell this story.

The pig was unpopular, while the cow was beloved.

This puzzled the pig.

“People speak warmly of your gentle nature and your sorrowful eyes,” the pig said to the cow.

“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, not one likes me. Why is that?” asked the pig.

The cow said, “Perhaps it is because I give while I’m still living.”


10 Responses to Giving

  1. Ikapolok Martin says:

    This is so interesting, surely we are to give when we are still alive coz when we die we have nothing but only receive from the lord.

  2. Dr Kibiike david says:

    This is very good remainder we are supposed to giver our best while we are still alive. Do what ever it takes to make a better world for the rest of the people.

  3. juliew says:

    wow all is true , really we need to give, But some people get into trouble when they give they were being taking als fools.and some don’t give they call them stingy. Anyway God help us to do the right things

  4. Barbara says:

    Christ died so we may live , while we live we need to do the greatest commandment and that is spread the gospel. We can only do that while we are alive! Let us make a difference in this world, surely the message is clear – pig was created for a purpose, he says so, and so was the cow – what is your purpose ? Amen!

  5. Burnie says:

    Thank you for the message, but I don’t understand if the pig is giving while he’s dead why wouldn’t he give while he’s alive? He can only give when he’s dead because that’s the only way we can have ham and bacon or pickled pigs feet. I understand the message but using the pig as an example is not fair?
    Thank you and God bless..

  6. anne says:

    This message is profound and has touched my heart. Thank you and God bless you.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks . I believe I should give freely what God has blessed me with to others when am alive. May the almighty God increase you for the continued spread of His gospel

  8. Winnie Sela says:

    Very profound!

  9. collins says:

    this is a great message,super great one i love it

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