Daniel in the pepper's den

Humor often speeds understanding of a lesson by pointing out the ridiculous nature of a mistaken belief, and I had a healing a while ago that came through laughing at the ridiculous.

I had attended a talk about the Bible and Christian Science, and as I recall the speaker used the story of Daniel in the lion’s den as an analogy for putting down the thought that anything other than goodness had power. Referring to the painting of Daniel by Briton Riviere, he said that the lions could represent such beliefs as fear, evil, anger, hatred, lack, or illness. Since God is omnipotent and good, nothing could hurt Daniel, who was innocent. Daniel understood that God, infinite Love and Life, were filling that space, making the lions powerless. We all live under that same law of good, present now as well as in Daniel’s time.

There is no place outside of Love’s presence, no separation from Life’s action, no mistake in Mind’s perfection, no void in Truth’s expression, no pain in Spirit’s joy, no danger in Soul’s peace, no weakness in Principle’s strength. Mary Baker Eddy put it like this: “All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all” (Science and Health, p. 468).

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