caiphaschambersThe high priests and religion scholars were looking for a way they could seize Jesus by stealth and kill him. They agreed that it should not be done during Passover Week. “We don’t want the crowds up in arms,” they said.
Mark 14:1-2

It often gets lost in the larger story of the Passion Week, but the high priests plotted to kill a guy. Priests. Murder. It’s like a Dan Brown novel or something. I doubt that as they were going through religion school early in their lives, they ever thought they’d be coming together to plot a man’s death. In light of their circumstances, though, it seemed like the best idea at the time. It always does.