Fear found out

Realizing that I was harboring many unnecessary fears, I determined to find out what fear is and how to rid myself of this insidious error. It took no time at all to see that I needed to dwell not on what fear is but what it is not.

Fear can only jab at the mortal personality—the man who is the counterfeit of God's likeness. Fear is not a separator; it cannot in reality separate man from God, man from harmony, or man from the ever-presence of Love. Fear is not a reality but a disturbing belief—an illusion, a delusive tempter.

One day when airing my fear of flying, I received this response from my friend: "Flying is nothing to fear, but driving on a freeway? Well, that's different!" Fear indeed appears in many disguises, all of them to be relinquished as aggressive suggestion. In the study of Christian Science we discover that there is no fear in the atmosphere of divine Love; Love excludes fear.

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Coordinating home and career
April 9, 1979

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