Jesus Christ said " I came that you may have life and have it more abundantly." John 10:10. We see from the Bible that when Jesus came He was crucified and in all Catholic Churches we see an image of a person crucified, and that is supposed to be Jesus Christ. If Jesus came that we may have life then why did He has to die ? The Bible says man or we sinned and the wages of that is death. But Jesus came , the God who took a human form to be the sacrifice for our sins. By believing in Jesus, we confess that Jesus died for us. In Protestant churches we see an empty cross,signifying that Jesus died but that He also rose from the dead. So both Catholic and Protestant churches believed that Jesus died and resurrected.
What does this mean to all of us who believe in Jesus ? I believe it undeniably says, there's another life coming. If life we have now is all there is, then we live in a miserable world, majority of people in the world are poor and most people experience suffering. Most Bible characters died as martyrs, why ? to show that they are looking for another life just as God promised.
Are we supposed to die as martyrs ? I believe the answer for that is not all, but that we are to live unselfishly and for us to love God and our fellowmen.
Knowing that we have another life in Jesus Christ causes us to live unselfishly. Of course it does not mean to give everything we got but that is also possible if that is what God wants us to do. Jesus gave His all for us and if we believe in Jesus we can do the same.
Wow , to give all is hard to do. But we can start small and let it grow. If we lose our life doing this then we are not to worry because there's another life coming. And I believe this is what Jesus meant when He said He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.