Parables seem rarely to be discussed as to possible meanings, especially by those who are really keen on doctrines. Might it be that they are unsure of anything that is not 'plain speaking' or 'rule based', being distrustful of anything even slightly 'fictional'. What do Anglicans make of the following two parables of Our Lord. They describe what living with Christ is actually like. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.