Why do you think Jesus had to use parables in his teachings? The kingdom of God is not a walk over. We have to seek till we find it. God repeatedly tells us if we seek him with all our hearts we shall find him. Deuteronomy 4:29, Jeremiah 29:13, Lamentations 3:25, Matthew 7:7. We always seek his face but we can never see his face, he will show us his goodness instead. Exodus 33:18. We have to carry our own cross each day of our lives and follow God. If you dwell in his presence, goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. Psalms 23. Life in Christ is never a silver platter phenomenom.