In today's Gospel reading from Mark 3, it's the sabbath and the Pharisees saw Jesus cure a man with a withered hand. Instead of being amazed at the miraculous restoration, they took offense at his healing the man on the sabbath, went out and took counsel with the Herodians against him to put him to death. The Pharisees were so focused upon their own power and position and became close-minded to the truth. Today's nonbelievers are no different. They are so focused upon living the material life and turn blind and deaf to the extraordinary good news of Jesus.