Sometimes we recognise a lost cause; the team that is going nowhere, a friendship broken beyond repair. We don’t want to be part of a lost cause. But what if we are? Joseph of Arithmathea, a secret follower of Jesus because he was afraid of the leaders, finally came forward to do the right thing for his body. A wealthy man he takes charge of the body of a “criminal”. Perhaps he was ashamed of waiting so long but did something right at the end.
Prayer. Jesus forgive us the times we walk away from painful situations and from people in them. Give us courage to act on our beliefs, no matter how afraid we might be. Teach us to follow you.