to truly benefit from Christ, his teachings and example you have to understand His purpose. He was sent to save mankind and be the truest example of love and forgiveness. To fully benefit you must believe.
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.