No impending evil

To one struggling to overcome fear of some impending evil, the truth that evil is an impossibility because of the omnipresence and omniaction of God, or good, is more than a temporary comfort. It can permanently remove that fear.

Fear may seem tenacious at times, despite one's consistent endeavors to rise above it. Obviously, as long as some evil occurrence is believed to be a possibility, one's dread of it cannot be wholly eliminated. To gain lasting peace, it is essential to recognize the needlessness of fear.

On page 352 of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy notes that a child's fear of ghosts is dispelled once their actual nonexistence is grasped. She points out that it is not ghosts as such that have to be removed but only one's belief in them.

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What hast thou?
February 6, 1978

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