Been a long while, I know. The very strong potential was for that long while to go without end. That potential still remains.
In any case, end or no end, it's worth reading THIS and seeing upfront and center the clear Gospel message. Man dies. Man's death saves the lives of others. This story is extraordinary in and of itself, and it's only a shadow of the true Gospel. In the case of the true Gospel, move from 8 lives to infinity lives. And move from saving the lives of friends and families, to saving the lives of one's own enemies out of sheer love. Story is touching in its own right. The Gospel? Even more so.
There is some subset of human begins who read stories of sacrifice and miss the sacrifice paid for them at Calvary. If only they could see.