After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and removed his body. - John 19:38 (NRSVUE)

Holy Saturday is a day of quiet, somber reflection. It’s an odd, in-between day after Jesus’ death but before his resurrection. I often think about what the day might have been like for the disciples and others who followed Jesus at the time — particularly

Joseph of Arimathea.

Joseph had...

Today's Prayer
Dear Jesus, help us not to hide our faith but to follow you boldly. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 19:38-42

Thought for the Day

I will express my faith in Jesus openly today.

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