Today is Good Friday: the day on which myself, alongside Christians all over the world, remember the day upon which Jesus was crucified. We believe that this death marked the last sacrifice that needed to be made for the sake of humankind- the perfect lamb slaughtered instead of the sinful people he created.
Whether you believe that Jesus was the Son of God, or that this story is fact or just another morality tale we tell- I really do think it's a pretty incredible story. It's a story of sacrifice- and don't we live for those? Don't we as a society love the idea of superheroes and everyday heroes who are willing to lay down their lives for their loved ones?
Why is that? Why is self-sacrificial love considered one of the most fervent expressions of emotion?