Christ did not die to save us from suffering but from ourselves. He did not die to save us from injustice, far less from justice, but from being unjust.
He died that we might live — but live as he lives, by dying as he died, who died to himself that he might live unto God. If we do not die to ourselves, we cannot live to God. And he that does not live to God is dead.
— George MacDonald, Your Life in Christ, p. 149-150