Success or failure has little to do with living the gospel. Jesus just stood with the outcasts until they were welcomed, or he was crucified, whichever came first.
Greg Boyle, Tattoos in the Heart: the power of boundless compassion
In the crucifixion Jesus undergoes a radical de-humanization, he becomes the Outcast, and Mary stands there with Jesus the Outcast. She stands there until he is welcomed or she is crucified, whichever comes first. On her watch she welcomes his mangled corpse; she receives and embraces him as portrayed so hauntingly in Michelangelo’s Pietà.
Detail of crucifix attributed to Michelangelo. Meditation by Father Isaac.