~ Jesus spoke (taught) in parables for a specific reason, and was even questioned so by his own apostles:
"And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?"
~ And Jesus answered the question, clearly:
"He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given."
~ So, why would Jesus NOT give the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven to the masses? He answers that one too:
"... lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."
~ It wasn't there time to know! Lest, he they would see and hear, become converted and would be healed. This is a great passage from the Bible, a passage that shows that God wasn't trying to save the world then, just as He isn't trying to save it now. Now if somone disagrees with that interpretation, then I will continue on with Matt. 13:
"For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see [those things] which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear [those things] which ye hear, and have not heard [them]."
~ Prophets and righteous people who desired to hear and see what the apostles have seen and heard, but did not, they never did - just as those who, if Jesus at that precise time did not teach in parables, would be able to see and hear.
"Melvin, the best thing you got going for you is your willingness to humiliate yourself."