"Fear thou not"

[Original article in German]

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee." Could there be any greater help and comfort to a sorrow-laden heart than the assurance that right where sickness, lack, sin, despair, and anxiety seem to hold sway, there God, our Father-Mother, is tenderly caring for us? Naturally one might be inclined to ask, If, as the Bible states, God alone is powerful, compassionate, and "plenteous in mercy," why does He permit all the misery our eyes behold? To this question Mrs. Eddy voices the liberating angel-message, "Evil has no power, no intelligence, for God is good, and therefore good is infinite, is All" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 398, 399). In His kingdom of all-inclusive harmony—and in reality there is no other kingdom—there is no room error of any name or nature. God, Spirit, Principle, Mind, has no knowledge of evil, because He, the only creator, knows only what He has created, and, according to the first chapter of Genesis, "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."

Sickness, sin, injustice, lack, are not the products of Spirit, the one perfect creator. These phenomena are but the objectified thoughts of so-called mortal mind, which is defined in part on pages 591 and 592 of Science and Health as "nothing claiming to be something, for Mind is immortal;" "the opposite of Spirit, and therefore the opposite of God, or good;" "the belief that there can be more than one creator."

Church Ushering
October 6, 1934

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