The blindness of the priests and scribes to the goodness of Jesus is rooted in fear. They are afraid that the authority of Jesus will be at their own expense.

Sometimes I am willfully blind to what is good and right. When I an honest with myself, I can admit that I am afraid.

Dear Jesus, when I am afraid, may I turn to You. It is often easier to let fear win and to feel threatened. Help me to respond in love.