The Gospel reading today is from Mark 3. The Pharisees were so intent on finding a way to accuse Jesus and their hearts so hardened that even after witnessing the instant healing of a man's withered hand, they went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians to put him to death. They had already made up their mind and closed their eyes. We still have plenty of people like that today. It only shows that the proud will never find God.