The Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?" … Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save life or to destroy it?" After looking around at all of them, he said to [the man with the withered hand], "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was restored. But [the Pharisees] were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
The Pharisees were not the bad people we often make them out to be. They had the important job of keeping the people focused on God as many things in their culture begged to be worshipped. Their response to their fear, however, was to double down on making sure people following the law. So they perceived Jesus as a lawbreaker who was leading people astray. We live in a confusing world as well. If anything, there are even more gods in our world demanding our allegiance. We often respond as did the Pharisees, by demanding that we more closely follow rules and laws. We are quite right to be concerned by many things in our world, even fearful at times, but what we really need to do is ask how we can more closely follow Jesus.