What is it about Parables? Here is what you need to know, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Jesus used and taught in parables as a means of illustrating profound, divine truths. Stories like these are easily remembered, the characters bold, and the symbolism deep in meaning. Parables were a common form of teaching in Judaism. In today's message we learn what it means to invest and be a courageous giver.