A speaker at a local function up in Georgia began his speech with a story from Alice in Wonderland, modified to portray a sort of every day America. His story, perhaps a parable, might shed some light on why Jesus communicated with the people of his time and we today of course, by using parables.
Alice’s world was experiencing something unheard of late one summer. It seems that spotted Zebras, those with bright orange dots, had been seen breaking out windows in automobiles located in the driveways of private homes in Wonderland. For whatever reason — and no one thought of attempting to determine the childhood acts of neglect or violence committed upon these Zebras engendering their acts against automobiles — the Zebras attacked the autos with vicious anger.
This havoc escalated when one homeowner attempted to stop a Zebras attack on his automobile. Logically, the local police sought to locate and apprehend these Zebras, even though some suggested they look for Bears because looking for Zebras would be profiling Zebras. You can imagine why a policeman or anyone else might think these individuals suggesting the police look for Bears were seen as literally insane — or just perhaps working in concert with Zebras with an unstated hatred for automobiles.
During the time that passed before the offending Zebras were apprehended, thirteen citizens of Wonderland were killed by marauding Zebras. The attempt to apprehend Zebras — and not Bears — was successful.
When the ring leader of the Zebras attacking autos and people came to trial (Autovonvarius or Autovon for short) declared he was innocent but prosecuted due to his orange dots, which no other creature than Orange Spotted Zebras possessed in Wonderland. Oddly, other Orange Spotted Zebras and their supporters threatened to riot if Autovon wasn’t immediately released. No one did unfortunately bother to ask as to whether Autovon would immediately return to auto attacks.
In some locales in Wonderland the offending Zebras were released. Eventually residents came to accept that the cost all those broken windows (and a few dead people) in order to assure the Zebras right of free will to break windows and kill people. Wonderland was saved and continued its’ belief in its’ morals, from wherever they came.