The Bible says that Jesus spoke in parables whenever He addressed the crowds, but when he was alone with his closest confidants, He spoke openly about the Kingdom of heaven, eternal life and the Gospel (Mat.13:34).
Things are still the same after all these years. If you follow Jesus, it must be a PERSONAL one-on-one relationship. Don't just follow the crowds. Don't be satisfied with parables. Become an INTIMATE companion of Jesus. Remember, you can only tell the world about the Gospel if you are in on the secret of the Gospel!