Facing the Future

Christian Science is quietly, but effectually, removing one fear after another from human thought and experience, and for this its adherents are unspeakably grateful. One of these fears relates to a subtle, sometimes undefined, dread of the future. This dread is not entirely with regard to what is known as the hereafter, but often centers on the possibility of unpleasant experiences more immediately ahead of us. Such a fear, so long as it is entertained, makes one forget that God keeps watch over His own throughout eternity.

Most people have some concept of what a dread of the future means, and of the inestimable value it would be to the world if this fear could be lifted from human experience. There are, to be sure, some individuals who for one reason or another seem to have little fear of what the coming years may bring; but unless this apparent fearlessness is founded upon a definite, clear, and true idea of the unbroken continuity of good, it may be shattered by some circumstance or combination of events disturbing to one's trust in the continuance of good.

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