I got the following quotation from an email sent out by Sojourners today. It's about less drama but more real sacrifice in the truest sense of that word:
When we think about laying down a life for another we usually think in terms of a singular event. But it is possible for us to lay down our lives over the course of a lifetime, minute by minute and day by day. And it is the work of the Spirit to empower us as we seek to lose ourselves in acts of lovingkindness and sacrificial living.