Joseph of Arimathea disagreed with his fellow leaders. He couldn't stop them from crucifying Jesus. But he didn't step away and avoid responsibility for his own actions. Although he couldn't prevent the terrible injustice, he chose to honor the Lord by giving Him the best burial possible. It was a risk for him. How would the other Jewish leaders respond to his actions? Would he lose his position in the council, be persecuted as a disciple of Jesus, be shunned by his friends? He chose to do what he believed was right despite the potential negative consequences.