Jesus contemplates his arrest and execution when he speaks these words. It is not what we would expect: this idea of honor and elevation through suffering. Everyone abhors humiliation, pain and death. Jesus invites us into the great mystery. It is God's glory that he goes to such lengths on our account. He gives himself to us and for us. Our eternal gain is predicated on his loss. This is God's glory. His love is that amazing.
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