The main foundation of the Christian life is predicated upon Christ’s death and resurrection. Apart from Him, there’s absolutely no hope and future for mankind. Christ voluntarily yielded Himself up for us with no reservation, so He’s simply asking us to do the same thing. The massive pain, shame, rejection, and humiliation that He knew He was about to go through didn’t hold Him back from giving His life for us. This is a clear demonstration that His love for us was far stronger and greater than our sins.