People have always had a hard time dealing with anything that does not fit their preconceived notions. Why would the entrenched religious establishment of Jesus’ time be any different?
That’s especially true because Jesus was the one they had been waiting for for centuries. All of the prophecies pointed to him. The one problem was that he didn’t match with the preconceived notions of the religious establishment in charge of Judaism and the Temple at that time.
And the result is a nasty encounter.
All that, and Holy Eucharist too!