There are two people in this story who cannot look Jesus in the eye, one was because of a physical malady, the other was due to pride and resentment. The leader of the synagogue addressed the crowd and not Jesus. What hypocrisy to have more regard for a thirsty ox than a crippled woman. This is a lesson for us all about priorities and God’s work. We should worship and attend to the rites of worship but sometimes we become more perturbed over formal correctness and change than the crying needs of others around us.