(Mark 14:1-2 ESV)
In watching this movie it really stood out to me how the leaders of the Jewish people were against Jesus from the moment he was baptized.
Therefore when I read this passage I can just see their plotting. Muttering to each other "We want this messiah fellow, this Jesus gone.. what's the best way to go about it"? And different people bringing forth suggestions with the suggestion to do it during the Passover being roundly rejected as too contentious... the people would cause a fuss about it.
They wanted to do it quietly, stealthily, being a matter with no fuss and bother.
One can just see though, that this arrest and murder will be forthcoming. They just want Jesus disposed of quickly and quietly.
Just makes me feel sad you know.
They couldn't see what was right in front of him.
Their eyes weren't open for the most part.
BUT I have to wonder... if it had been me there, ruling a contentious people, trying to keep an over-ruling body from acting against my own folk, would my eyes have been opened or would I only have seen a potential troublemaker. I'd like to think that I would have seen Jesus truly. But I don't know for sure.
So I can sorta understand them, but at the same time I feel sad that they truly knew him not.