Matthew 12

While They Watched (2009) (9″ x 12″)
collage on paper
Sometimes the reaction of the religious leaders to Jesus’ actions seems almost incomprehensible. In this story, Jesus heals a man of a withered hand on the sabbath and is criticized by the Pharisees. The probable reason for their anger had more to do with the fact that (a) Jesus got the best of them using rabbinical logic and (b) the populace was following him rather than them.