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A "strong tower from the enemy" which each may commandeer
THERE IS NO DANGER
In Isaiah (41: 10) we read, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." The handling of fear, that is, the overcoming of the alarm caused by the erroneous belief that there is a material universe and a mortal man apparently separated from God, good, is the first step in applying Christian Science to any so-called problem.
In the chapter entitled "Christian Science Practice" in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 410), "Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, 'Be not afraid!'" Our Leader also tells us on page 411 that treatment must always begin by quieting the fear of patients. This applies with equal force whether the patient is oneself or another. Fear is not only the danger; it is the root of all disease as well. When fear is overcome through the understanding of divine Love's allness, the so-called problem disappears and harmony is restored.
The practical value of the truth contained in Isaiah's comforting message is seen in the following experience. In the first year of the United States' participation in World War II, a student of Christian Science was superintendent of a construction job which involved dismantling a large steel-frame building. Because of the shortage of steel and the immediate need of the building for war production purposes, it was being moved to a location hundreds of miles away for re-erection. The dismantling was considered dangerous, as evidenced in the high insurance rates for workmen's compensation.
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OUR DAILY SUPPLY
ERIC W. CARR
ARE WE LISTENING?
JEANNE PAUL CHRISTENSEN
GOD, MAN'S ONLY LAWGIVER
DONALD R. LANE
MAN'S ETERNAL ONENESS WITH LIFE
DUANE T. YOULD
FISHERS OF MEN
"TO ALL MEN LIBERALLY"
MARION D. MAC CANN
THERE IS NO DANGER
NATHANIEL C. HILL
"LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR"
CHALLICE RANDOLPH WAHL
THE MORNING MEAL
Eleanor G. R. Young
"CRYING, ABBA, FATHER"
DOING OUR BEST
Helen Wood Bauman
Army life clean, constructive, when companions are God's ideas
Dorothy E. Clark
Changed concept of God and healing of acute indigestion
Edith G. Gilbertson with contributions from Alice Ulvin Sonnesyn
Pelvis injury healed by mental means alone
Love proves no separation. Peace from reading textbook
Henry R. Castleton
Healed of kidney trouble and eczema, as thought clears
Fear at the root cast out; malignant growth vanishes
J. Olive Rowe with contributions from Bernard A. Rowe
Thought cleared, Skin trouble goes
Margaret M. Jackson
Understanding heals grief, also fear of thunderstorms
Business restored to normal. Medical verdicts reversed
Archibald S. Grinalds
Signs of the Times
with contributions from H. A. Hagemeier