The bombings yesterday in Belgium impress upon us the ongoing need to pray about terrorism. Our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone touched by this tragic event. The article featured below, “Far from terror” by Richard G. Lee from the November 11, 2013 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel has this helpful insight:

The central truth of Christian Science is that God is Mind, Spirit, the creator of all that exists, and that there is no opposite; that He is All and fills all space, and, therefore, there can be no absence of God. And since a characteristic of this Mind is love, all that exists must reflect Love. Through this splendid metaphysical revelation, man is seen to be a spiritual idea, the manifestation, of God’s presence, a fact Jesus proved through healing the sick, reforming the sinner, and raising the dead.

What does this mean to us in terms of combating a rampant sense of fear of man-made or natural disasters? It means that we can be assured that above the mental clouds and beyond the outward storms of a physical sense of life, the one infinite Mind, Love, is in complete and total control, and this control is exercised through spiritual laws that prevent or cure the perception of terror in all its mythological presentations. Wherever we find ourselves, we can derive great comfort from such assurances as this, found in the 91st Psalm: “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day” (verse 5).

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