It’s hard for some to believe that Jesus dying on the cross was the plan all along. Why didn’t he overthrow the Romans and set up a new government? Why didn’t he resist? Even now, Jesus doesn’t always fit into our limited expectations. But what does Jesus’ sacrifice mean for us? Perhaps to gain all that Jesus intended, we must learn how to die too—die to our selfishness, our pride, and our skewed priorities. Could it be that killing such things in our lives is the key to a truly abundant life?