This Sunday's feast of Pentecost reminds us of God's grace, as the Holy Spirit changes the end of the story in Luke 20:9-18. Having been cut to the heart, some 3000 on that day now say v. 14 in a different way - "Jesus was the heir. We killed Him, so that the inheritance would be ours. But that only made us to deserve destruction. Yet by the grace of God in that same death of His Son, He has truly made the inheritance of His kingdom to be ours."
Note - even if you equate the tennants of the parable only with the religious leaders, there still is Acts 6:7.