Parable for Fathers in the Key of F


Feeling footloose and frisky, a foolish fellow forced his father to fork over his fourth of the family farthings and flew far to a foreign field where he fast frittered his fatherís fortune feasting foolishly with faithless friends.  Fleeced by his fellows and folly, and facing famine he found himself a feed flinger in a filthy farm.  Flushed and fairly famished he fain would have filled his frame with foraged food from farm fodder.

"My father's flunkies fair far finer," the frazzled fugitive forlornly fumbled.  Frustrated and filled with foreboding, he fled forthwith to his father.  Falling to his fatherís feet he forlornly fumbled, "Father, I have flunked and frugallessly forfeited family favor."  The fugitiveís, faultfinding brother frowned on fickle forgiveness, but the faithful father figure filled with fidelity, cried, "The fugitive is found.  What forbids further festivities.  Let the flags unfurl and the fanfares flare."  Father flagged a flunky who fetched a fatling from the flock and fixed a feast.

The moral of the story is: The fatherís forgiveness formed a foundation for the fugitiveís future fortitude.