Notes from tonight’s study group:
Alma 7:12 Christ takes upon him death, and infirmities…
Why “take upon”? Looked all over scripture, lots of tangents and thoughts.
But just now, we thought about how Christ’s taking upon himself something means he is in charge of taking it on (it’s his choice) but also he might take upon him authority over that thing. A mantle?
And then further, we can’t take upon ourselves mortality or infirmities, they are given to us. We feel ashamed. But in the covenant Alma’s people make, they covenant to bear one another’s burdens, mourn with those who mourn, and so forth. We can’t take upon us our own mortality, but we can take on someone else’s, and in that, we are Christlike.