In this reading, it seems that the biggest issue for the religious authorities is that they did not get their way simply by virtue of their status. Their power and authority have been brought into question and they don’t like it.
Have you been angry or disappointed when your spouse, your children, your coworkers—even God—didn’t conform to your wishes? What made that difficult? How did you react?
In prayer, ask God for a more pliable spirit when it comes to relating to and interacting with others.