Why are we even talking about the stories that Jesus told? Aren't his actions enough? He was born, he went around healing the sick, he died , and he rose again. Isn't that enough? Jesus' actions speak so loudly, do we really need to worry about his words? Here's what Jesus had to say about that.
Matt. 7:24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Matt. 7:28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29 for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.