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A Parable 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 fathers 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 forboding, he fled forthwith to his father. Falling to his father's feet he forlornly fumbled, "Father, I have flunked and frugalessly forfeited family favor." The fugitive's, 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 father's forgiveness formed a foundation for the fugitive's future fortitude.
How Would You Know the Savior's Words...
- If you never felt pain, How would you know that I'm a Healer?
- If you never went through difficulty, How would you know that I'm a Deliverer?
- If you never had a trial, How would you know that I'm a Comforter?
- If you never made a mistake, How would you know that I'm Forgiving?
- If you know it all, How would you know that I will answer your questions?
- If you never were in trouble, How would you know that I will come to your rescue?
- If you never were broken, How would you know that I can make you whole?
- If you never had a problem, Then how would you know that I can solve them?
- If you never had known suffering, Then how would you know what I went through?
- If you never went through the fire, Then how would you become pure?
- If I gave you all things, How would you appreciate them?
- If I never corrected you, How would you know that I love you?
- If you had all power, Then how would you learn to depend on me?
- If your life was perfect, Then what would you need me for?
Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned from Noah's Ark:
- Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
- Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something Really big.
- Don't listen to critics. Do what has to be done.
- Build on the high ground.
- For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
- Two heads are better than one.
- Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails.
- If you can't fight or flee-float.
- Take care of your animals as if they were the last ones on earth.
- Don't forget that we're all in the same boat.
- When the doo-doo gets really deep, don't sit there and complain-shovel!
- Stay below deck during the storm.
- Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.
- If you have to start over, have a friend by your side.
- Remember that the woodpeckers INSIDE are often a bigger threat than the storm outside.
- No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a rainbow on the other side.
- DON'T MISS THE BOAT !!!!