Wise words from Mr J Piper (once again!).
Christ died to make us 'zealous for good works'. Zeal means passion. Christ did not die to make good works merely possible or to produce a half-hearted pursuit. He died to produce in us a passion for good deeds. Christian purity is not the mere avoidance of evil, but the pursuit of good
Taken from Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, number 36.