Pharisees (John 11)

The Pharisees said, “What are we going to do? If we leave him alone, all will believe in him.” So they planned to kill Jesus.

Instead of being perceived as the long awaited Messiah by the church authorities, Jesus was considered a threat to be illuminated.

Lord God, how sad that the precious gift of your Son was rejected by those very ones who should have welcomed him with open arms.