I mean; I don't claim that He didn't go through the Passion out of love for His Disciples and Followers, but why couldn't anyone else have in the thousand of years BEFORE Him?
Even He admitted He wasn't 'more than anybody else,' with His "as you do unto the least of these my brethren, so you do also unto me."
The only difference I see: we all lift Him ... we don't exactly 'shove-down' anyone else who's lifting Him with us, but I don't know if anyone will lift them without 'the goal of lifting Him higher' in mind!
Just like many don't lift Him without Our Father (or Our Salvation/Ticket-to-Heaven) in mind. B-)
'That Glory' is our "sacrifice" to atone for our sins. Whether you think of 'sin' as "breaking one of the many-many rules" or simply as "not being good enough to fulfill the Kingdom of God by ourselves," our "sacrifice of praise" sort of 'pays' for that by 'fulfilling the Law' and thus 'moving us to a higher set-of-conditions' ... like how "schooling" gains you possible-access to 'higher schooling.'
Agree? Disagree? Inspiration? Thoughts? ( :)) Other random words with question-marks?)