Why we veil the Crucifixes and sacred statues in our homes and the Church:
“They therefore took up stones to cast at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out from the temple.“
Why does Jesus hide, though?
Because it was not time to die today.
All prophecy had not yet been fulfilled
(eg Zech 12 10, Isaiah 53 5),
and it was to be fulfilled by crucifixion, NOT by stoning