In his book, 10 Lies about God, Erwin Lutzer references The Last Emperor, relating how the young child ruler of China lives a life of pleasure. At one point in the movie the young emperor's brother asks him, "What happens when you do wrong?"
"When I do wrong, someone else is punished," replies the emperor. This he demonstrates by breaking a jar, for which a servant is beaten.
Lutzer draws an analogy with Christianity: "In Christian theology, Christ does one better than that. In the movie, the emperor does wrong and a servant is beaten; in Christianity, the servants do wrong and the Emperor is beaten. In the presence of God, we are always in the wrong, but thankfully, Christ puts us in the right. That is grace" (p. 184; emphasis added).