Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Pathological Generosity?"

Here is the curious story of a man in Brazil, who had a stroke, and then started giving his money away, along with food and drink to street children. Scientists have concluded he is suffering from "Pathological Generosity"

The man himself explained his behaviour by reportedly saying that he had worked enough and that it was time to 'enjoy life which is too short.' He apparently told doctors he was aware of changes in his behavior and claimed he 'saw death from close up' and wanted to 'be in high spirits' from then onwards.

I read this story on Gene Veith's blog, where one insightful commenter concluded:
"Live like Christ commands and the world will assume you have brain damage."

I wish more of us would live "Countertrend"!

Possibly related posts from the past:
1. God's way of making us a part of His Kingdom
2. Inasmuch as you have not done it to the least of these my brothers.......
3. What is a Mission Hospital?
4. Sacrificial Giving
5. Tithing and Giving
6. Giving with a difference

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