That is the essence of truth.
People read mystical things into Jesus being a shepherd and other things He says. This is good, however in order for something to be 'gospel', it must be true in every sense and in every interpretation.
I hear parables everywhere in all things true - I also hear false prophesies in things not true, including myths and fairy tales.
Do you think I am a candidate for the looney bin?
"Error does not become Truth because it is widely accepted; Truth does not become error, even when it stands alone!"
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