Someone important has planned a very big celebration. He sent messengers to deliver the invitations personally.
Some refused because they had something more important to do. They had to go to work.
Others didn't just refuse to go--they attacked the messengers.
Jesus began this parable by explicitly saying it was a description of the kingdom of heaven. We read this parable and look at our own reaction on God's invitation to us to celebrate the kingdom of heaven.
Are we too busy with our daily lives to take time out to celebrate with God? Do we even have that good of an excuse? Why did some choose to mistreat or even kill the king's servants? Why wasn't a simple refusal enough for them?
Lectio Divina: Matthew 22:2-3