Parable – A simple story used to explain an idea especially a religious one
Our Padre was able (parable) to tell us simple stories that have deeper religious meaning.
Examples of parable in a sentence
Jesus told them a parable about a farmer who went out to sow some seed.
She felt the short story she had just read was a modern parable - a tale for our time with a deeper meaning than she had first imagined.
His stories were parables that helped them understand some of the complex issues they faced.