In my Lectio Divina meditation on Phil 2:5, I had some thoughts which I would like to share.
What kind of love is there that compels someone to do something they know will eventually result in great pain and even death? And not just any death, but death by crucifixion, scourging, beatings and wearing a crown of thorns. I wouldn’t it. It is completely the opposite of B. F. Skinner’s operant conditioning, where pleasure and the avoidance of pain drive behavior.
Only the human will can act against its best interests and choose what may seem like a contradictory purpose to our nature. Yet, people do it all the time.