Fear is nothing to be afraid of

We don't have to accept fear. We can dismiss it with assurance and positive conviction when we realize that in God's perfect creation there's never a person, place, or thing to be afraid of. Fear is always a spurious claim that can be wiped out by intelligent understanding of good's allness.

Despite fear's bogus existence, it cannot be ignored when it clamors for our attention. It should be annihilated with a scientific certainty that nothing can disrupt our individual, God-given dominion and peace. Nothing should ever be allowed to do that; and, in reality, fear can't because it is nothing.

In the chapter entitled "Christian Science Practice" in Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy explains the importance of overcoming fear. "Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients," she tells us. And further on she says, "If you succeed in wholly removing the fear, your patient is healed." Science and Health, pp. 411-412;

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