If you told a story meant to convey the truth on a matter, which would be easier to complete: fiction or non?
Perhaps for some people nothing would be easier than teaching through experience and reality.
Perhaps for some people nothing would be easier than teaching through possibility and imagination.
No matter the choice, the choice could say something about us … but even if it says nothing, what matters is whether or not it could say something to others.
Jesus knew how to tell stories of truth, to both those who thought with the mind and those who thought with the heart. Sometimes it only took one story to satisfy each version of the student!
The stories Jesus would tell still need to be told because he told stories like no other in mankind could ever tell.
“Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!”” (John 7:45-46 NKJV)