Some of Jesus’ parables are a little dense when it comes to understanding the message hidden within them. But today’s parable is very clearly a judgment against the people of Israel and their religious leaders for not recognizing that Jesus comes from God. Sometimes our own agendas can bind us from recognizing the word of the Lord right in our midst. We set our hearts on a personal goal or way of doing things. Jesus reminds us that we always need to leave room for the ways of God.