The definition of "fear" given...

The definition of "fear" given by Mary Baker Eddy in our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 586) reads: "Fear. Heat; inflammation; anxiety; ignorance; error; desire; caution." This definition helped me to see the unreality of the danger about me while I was in the Navy overseas.

The ship I was on took part in the invasion of Okinawa, and Japan, and we had many proofs of God's protection. While we were unloading our supplies at Okinawa a group of Jap suicide planes attacked our part of the fleet. There was one that picked us out for a target and dived down on us. Every man in the repair party I was in looked at me, as I was manning the battle phones, and a still, small voice whispered, "God is Life and cannot be destroyed." The plane was brought down by our gunners, which many called a miracle, but to me it was another proof of the omnipotence of God.

Another time while in a typhoon out at sea we were given up as lost. I recalled a few lines from one of Mrs. Eddy's poems, where she says (Poems) p.12:

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