Jesus tells us a story to convict us of our sin. This isn’t a movie where we look on with righteous indignation while the bad guy get what’s coming to him. WE are the bad guy. We are field hands who need to bring in the harvest. But we try to keep the harvest for ourselves. We defy the owner’s messengers and send them away with nothing. We even maneuver to own the whole estate outright, robbing the owner. What will the owner do? Well, he sent his son, the one telling the story, the Word made flesh. Will you kill Him, or listen to Him? In your sin, you have already killed Him. But in God’s mercy it isn’t too late to listen to Him, and be forgiven even that grievous offense.