On several occasions Jesus used parables to transmit teachings to human beings. In those sheer tales, which represent a third of the Synoptic Gospels, the laws of Creation were inserted in a way to permit human beings understand how to conform with the laws. Parables transmitted the Truth of God in a way that listeners could easily assimilate, as long as their hearts were open for them.
The Pharisees could not understand a word of what Jesus was talking about, precisely because they tried to dissect his words with the intellect instead of absorbing the concepts with the intuition. Jesus followers, on the contrary, grasped exactly what he was transmitting; “With many such parables he spoke the Word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.” (Mark 4:33,34).
Jesus exalted the practice of using parables. They where utilized by Plato and Aristotle, as well as in the ancient literature of the Rabbis. Parables became a sublime art capable to lead the human spirit to salvation, once enough effort is applied to understand the Parables aright.
This characteristic of the Savior surfaced when he was still young, living with his earthly family. The book “Jesus, the Love of God”, published by OGT press, reveals that he used edifying tales to his brothers in that epoch. They heard the enlightened narration of the elder brother, which awakened in them the desire to act correctly in everything. Mary, his mother, heard with satisfaction those captivating tales which contributed significantly to maintain domestic harmony.
Now let’s try to unveil and grasp what Jesus hinted in his parables, reviewing the wonderful lessons of life they contain for all human beings.