In Mark 4, Jesus tells the parable of the sower and his seeds. Afterwards, the disciples asked Jesus about the parables, and he said that they have “been given the secret of the kingdom of God”. He then says that for everyone else, everything is in parables. Jesus then quotes and summarizes Isaiah 6:9-10. The most troubling part of this, to me, is that Jesus says everything is in parables “lest they should turn and be forgiven”.
I’m either massively misunderstanding this, or this is incredibly against what Jesus is currently doing, namely, healing and forgiving sins. Why would Jesus be telling parables so that people do not turn and are not forgiven?