The great uniquity of Jesus Christ is not that He is the Christ, or that He is a teacher or even a son of God; His ultimate uniquity is that He died like we will all die, but that He wouldn't stay dead. And that not just because he rose (because even that has a few Biblical precedents in Lazarus and the widow's son of Luke 7:11-16, the boy whom Elijah the Tishbite raised in 1 Kings 17:17-24 and the Shunammite's son whom Elisha raised in 2 Kings 4:35) but because there was nothing in this world that could keep Him dead. His victory over death at Golgotha , by the sheer merit of His identity, is big enough for us all to enjoy. In Christ, all of us are immortal.
Students’ qualms about receiving everything without effort express our intuitive understanding that working for things we desire can be part of the pleasure of obtaining them. Just as climbing the mountain may be the major part of the fun, and simply being boosted to the top by a genie would be much less rewarding, much in life might be more meaningful and rewarding because of the efforts needed to obtain it. Not only will the eventual reward be more exciting, but the activities needed to gain the reward can themselves be very rewarding. The former justice of the United States Supreme Court Benjamin Cardozo expressed this well: “In the end the great truth will have been learned: that the quest is greater than what is sought, the effort finer than the prize (or, rather, that the effort is the prize), the victory cheap and hollow were it not for the rigor of the game.” The renowned justice went beyond saying that the goal-seeking activities enhance the final reward; he claimed that these activities are in fact the prize itself!