For the charity of Christ compelled us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead. And Christ died for all; that they also who live, may not now live to themselves, but to him who died for them, and rose again.
2 Cor 5:14-15
St. Paul makes the best possible argument for loving Jesus with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength when he reminds us that Christ died for all, because all, he said, were dead. He means dead due to original sin, dead further due to actual sin. And so he says if Christ died for all, all should live for Christ. On the night he was betrayed, Jesus Christ gathered around himself the twelve apostles, including Judas Iscariot. Judas, who had already accepted 30 pieces of silver to betray Him. And on that night, He sent Judas away with the somewhat mysterious words, so that the others would not understand, “that which you do, do quickly.” And Judas immediately got up and left. Judas having departed, He then began a very long spiritual talk found only in the gospel of John. In one simple line, he reminded them of His unmatchable love for you and for me: “Greater love than this, no man has than a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) That theme we want to remember.