Two thousand years ago, Jesus went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. He traveled to the Temple where a market reigned in the middle of the temple, selling offerings to Jews who came from far and wide. Jesus called them thieves, grabbed a whip, and drove them from the temple. He called the priests that supported this corrupt and faithless. This they could not forgive. This dirty carpenter from nowhere had dared to come into their city and called them corrupt. Liars. Morally bankrupt. They could not allow that to stand. They wanted to crucify him. Literally. And then they had the Romans place guards at the tomb to keep his disciples from pulling any mischief with the body. They did not want an empty tomb for stories to be made of. They wanted the name of Jesus stricken from history and his followers forever shunned and ruined. They did not get what they wanted.