No Fear of Fear

A person may think he is fearful because he is diseased. Instead, he may be diseased—or, rather, seem to be so—because he is fearful. Actually, in his true, spiritual selfhood, he is neither fearful nor diseased. Neither fear nor disease has any reality or any power to touch the man made in the image and likeness of God.

To mortal sense, the two conditions, fear and disease, may seem to operate in a sort of cycle in which each one contributes to the other. Such a cycle would blur the true nature of things and confuse cause with effect. Mrs. Eddy makes perfectly clear the relationship between fear and disease when she writes in  Science and Health: "The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed."Science and Health, p. 411;

Nothing Is Ever Lost
October 24, 1970

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