There was little time to prepare Jesus body before Sabbath (the Jewish day of rest and prayer). Joseph of Arimathea, one of Jesus’ followers, worked with courage and urgency to wrap Jesus’ body in a linen cloth, place him in a tomb and roll a stone over the door for protection.
Jesus taught Joseph of Arimathea that even when it is embarrassing or may bring criticism or personal loss – love calls us to act in love.
It seems even then that Jesus’ teaching and his love are not dead.
Love lies quietly like a seed in the winter earth – quiet and waiting to grow