“Then the entire town came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.” Matthew 8:34
An entire town totally missed the point: 2 people were finally freed and now have a new life. A path that was previously blocked is now open again. The miracle working “Son of God” was in their town. But none of that mattered against the weight of financial threat.
It was hard to see above their daily grind of work, pay the bills and feed the family… it’s just as hard now.