The Lion Is Chained

Discussing the effects of fear and the prevention of it, Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "Gazing at a chained lion, crouched for a spring, should not terrify a man. The body is affected only with the belief of disease produced by a so-called mind ignorant of the truth which chains disease."  Science and Health, p. 380;

Usually when someone is afraid, we try to assure him that everything will come out all right. Or if we can't do that, we try in some way to convince him that all is for the best, or that God takes care of us, win or lose. But there is a better answer to the threat of disaster. Fear itself is ignorance, error, that can be dispelled regardless of the conditions one faces.

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