Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 207

  1. At the same time many, even among the leaders, believed in Him (John 12:42).

John knew. Maybe years later, after Nicodemus had come out of his spiritual closet, John knew even more. But, John clearly knew that there were some among the religious leaders who believed in Jesus. So, when you hold such a minority opinion, what do you do? Do you stand silently while the majority takes tragic action toward Jesus? Do you slide to the back of the room as the schemes are discussed? Or do you argue Jesus’ case among your peers? This is the challenge of the minority opinion. In matter as critical as their current plans for Jesus, it’s easy to imagine that such questions became quite stressful and difficult to navigate. And, more importantly, how do we steer through our own similar moments?

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