A rich man who once asked his priest, "Why does everybody call

me  stingy when everyone knows that when I die I will leave  everything

I  have to this temple?"

The priest said:

"There once was a pig and a cow. 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 how about me? I give them everything I have. I give them the famous

sausages, bacon and ham i.e. my entire body.

Yet no one likes me. Why is  that?'

The priest continued: "Do you know what the cow answered?  
The cow said, 'Perhaps  it is because I give while I am still living.'"