According to Doctor —, worry is the cause of many...

State Journal

According to Doctor _____, worry is the cause of many maladies. It has its seat in the nerves, which are badly used in the usual experience of people. We quote from a review of the doctor's new book on "Worry and Nervousness," as follows:—

"In conclusion, Doctor _____ urges that man is not only a 'playing animal,' but that he is also a 'religious animal.' He holds that many persons fall victims to chronic worry because they fail to maintain their spiritual nutrition. 'The human soul must be watered and fed.' Perfect trust in a Supreme Being is one of the essentials, the author holds, to deliverance from the bondage of worry and nervousness."

That paragraph commands the attention of every thoughtful person. We talk so much about diet, but here is an expert on the subject who holds that spiritual nutrition is what people need most. And then note what is said about "trust in a Supreme Being." This is no whim of a reformer; it is the cool opinion of a scientist. That idea should be preached in every pulpit. There is a direct relation between health and faith. This may be Christian Science, but it is also medical science. The doctrine is that no man or woman can be thoroughly well who does not believe in God. It is something to think seriously about, whether a man accepts the idea or not.

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