For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. John 13:15
"[The Savior] gave us the perfect model Himself after which we are to pattern our lives," said President Ezra Taft Benson during the December 1986 Christmas Devotional. "He said, 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' (John 15:13.) Not only did He set for us the perfect example of earthly living, but for our sake He willingly gave up His life. He went through agony both in body and spirit, which we cannot comprehend, to give to us the glorious blessing of the Atonement and the Resurrection. (See D&C 19:15-19.)
"Some men are willing to die for their faith, but they are not willing to fully live for it. Christ both lived and died for us. By walking in His steps and through His atonement, we can gain the greatest gift of all eternal life which is that kind of life lived by the great Eternal One our Father in Heaven."