Throughout the scriptures Christ teaches with parables. “A sower went out to sow some seed…,” He says. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like…,” He says. “The Bridegroom cometh…,” He says.
There is something potent in approaching an intractable problem from a sideways angle. Parables do that. Rather than lecturing His followers about their particular sins or skewed thinking, he told these kinds of potent stories and let His listeners mull, ponder, seek and apply fresh ways of thinking to their challenges.