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Gifts: Give Soulfully, Without Cunning
Here is a German poem "Give from the heart"
by Joachim Ringelnatz translated by Hans Springer and found onLCMS Foundation website
Give from the heart and freely
give with it that which is inside of you
such as opinion, taste and humor
So that your own joy
will richly reward you, prior to the giving.
Give little or big
but always genuinely, purely;
When the recipient considers the gift
let your conscience be clear.
Give soulfully, without cunning
that your gift
is you, yourself.
I think this poem clearly shows the ethical line between a gift from a patient whom the physician has cared for and helped and the gift from the pharmaceutical company.
The first is given "soulfully" and the second is given, but not without "cunning". ..Maurice.