Example 2: What does this image represent? How many levels can you apply to the symbolism? Is the story just about helping those in need, or is it about a rebuke of the self-righteous Israelites, or is it a parable of Christ’s condescension to earth? A problem we’ll frequently encounter is staying at the ‘Primary answer’ level and failing to recognize the deeper truths. This leads us to believe that there is no more to the story.