We can understand why people who were genetically tied to Abraham may be tempted to think that they had a better place or a guarantee of Yahweh’s love. They have a genetic tie to the Lord giving them special privilege or so we think. What about the immediate family of Christ? They are those who witnessed the birth and maturing of Christ. They really have a right to determine His treatment. So, why is their intervention for Christ so wrong and so encouraging at the same time?