[Christ's] death becomes metaphorically paradigmatic for the obedience of the community . . . the fundamental norm of Pauline ethics is the christomorphic life.--Richard Hays, The Moral Vision of the New Testament
(HarperOne, 1996), 46
Something to think about- and an insight into the meaning of this Scripture passage.
'. . . always carrying in the body the death of Jesus . . .' --2 Cor 4:10