"There is no fear in love"

We sometimes hear an individual admiringly described as being fearless, apparently with the implication that others are not free from fear. Among the priceless gifts which Christian Science bestows is the understanding that in absolute reality all are fearless. The student of Christian Science finds in this understanding a courage that transcends the ordinary concept of this quality as being subject to fluctuation, according to varying human conditions.

Christian Science blesses the individual with immunity from fear by utterly destroying its claim to reality or power. On page 410 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, 'Be not afraid!'" But how, one may ask, am I to "be not afraid" when this or that situation confronting me presents so many difficulties that appear to warrant fear? Christian Science teaches us that fear is untrue because the inharmonious conditions seeming to cause it are also untrue. God, good, could not be the cause or source of an inharmonious condition or the fear seeming to attend it; hence both are unreal.

Healing Atmosphere of Church Services
April 19, 1941

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