Toward the Light
Jesus often spoke in parables. Some thought this was to keep the truth from certain people. I believe He spoke those parables to relate the wisdom of the teachings into their personal life. I also believe that He, by speaking in parables, was helping to guide without "telling them what to do". It has to be by free will and they had to learn for themselves.
These parables are meant to help give a better understanding of what is spoken of and taught in Toward the Light. I imagine Jesus telling them to me.