1 John 3:16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us. His death is the example of love.
The opposite of love is fear. In Him there is no longer any fear. He took our place in judgment.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.