Where would we be without ‘good and righteous men’? And good and righteous women too, of course… they are the people that do the right thing, at the right time. Or, at least, try to.
All too often they are that voice crying out in the wilderness. Or those inviting people on different sides of an argument to, perhaps, shout a little less and respect each other a little more.
But I sometimes wonder about our Joe. Was he really that righteous? It could be that this was just a case of wanting things to get done – he was working to a deadline, after all. The sun was about to set, Sabbath was about to begin and the issue of what to do with Jesus’ body needed to be dealt with quickly.
Maybe Joe was just a stickler for the rules?
When it comes to making decisions, choosing a path…what guides you?
Are you a stickler for the rules? Or ‘good and righteous’?