One of our journal prompts this week was, "What are you willing to die for?"
"Are you willing to die for your car?" I asked. "If someone pointed a gun at your head and said to give him your car keys, would you?"
"Of course," they said.
Next I asked about their money and houses. None of the students were willing to die for their possessions.
A few students said they were willing to die for their motherland.
Many were willing to die for their religion and almost everyone was willing to die for his family.
"Would you die for a stranger?" I asked. "What about if the man was a great doctor who was about to cure cancer; would you die for him?"
They thought about it.
"What if the stranger was a bad man, a murderer?" I asked.
They laughed at the absurdity. No one would die to save that man's life. "We would die to kill him," they said.
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8 NIV