Today the Pharisees have to defend their way of living the faith. They have to stand before Jesus to tell him whether or not he can heal on the Sabbath. Does the law of God prevent the miraculous, if it happens to fall on a Sabbath? What will their answer be? Is God allowed to answer prayers on the Sabbath?
They do not fare very well. The Pharisees simply choose not to answer. How can they? They have no response. What they are claiming does not pass a common sense test. Despite the miracles they have seen, the words they have heard, they cannot let go of their interpretation of living a life of faith. And this is what happens when we stop focusing on Jesus.