Absolutely love this story on doing all you can while you are alive.
A rich Goan landlord 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 answered : ‘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 Goa 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’ !!!