He did not say anything to them without using a parable (Mark 4:34). Jesus used stories in His interactions with everyday people as a way to help them see the world more clearly and understand more thoroughly the God who loved them. Jesus used allegory stories to reveal hidden truths about Himself and the kingdom. “But if our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost” ( 2 Cor 4:3). When we are His the revelation of His word is clear... everything is revealed to His disciples. Story time becomes a glorious time when what is spoken is also understood.