Face the tiger fearlessly

September 10, 2020 | 32 comments

Mary Baker Eddy made this comment about a military general of her time:

“By looking a tiger fearlessly in the eye, Sir Charles Napier sent it cowering back into the jungle”
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 378.

The coronavirus is a tiger humanity is facing today. Be sure to look it “fearlessly in the eye!” In other words, have absolutely no fear of it, and prove it powerless to harm you.

In the omnipotence of God, there are no harmful viruses. There is no power opposite to God that can threaten health or take it away.

Any physical sensation of suffering from the coronavirus is either latent or overt fear of the coronavirus manifest, and the cure is to conquer that fear with God’s allness and goodness.

Know God’s allness! Know it ahead of time. Know it all the time.

Live, move, breathe, and think in God’s allness. Prove that God is the only power over your entire experience.

Face the “tiger” fearlessly and stay well.

32 thoughts on “Face the tiger fearlessly”

  1. This is a great message to start today. As the UK Government bring out more restrictions, things seem to be going backward instead of forward and frustration and fear are starting to be voiced that this virus may be here to stay. Today’s message slams that fear on its head! I love this message and will keep it close. Thank you so much Evan!

  2. Thank you, Evan, for this powerful post today! It is so needed!
    … and I love the picture…
    Thank you for all your messages, and all the pictures!

  3. Thanks for this post, and the adorable picture!

    We definitely do not have to be afraid. God is in control: then, now, always!

    This reminds me of something my neighbor said to me. She’d forgotten her mask, and got on the elevator in front of me, then said, “are you afraid to ride the elevator with me?” As someone with an 82-year-old father (not a Christian Scientist) who will not go anywhere due to his fear of getting sick, although I am not afraid, I do feel it is important for me to follow the material guidelines out of respect for him (and other neighbors). We can love our neighbors by following the guidelines, while simultaneously asserting God’s omnipotence! It’s not an either-or.

    I’m so grateful for CS, to know God’s control is law! It’s the true Science to follow.

  4. I love your strong assertion that in God’s allness there is NOTHING to fear..
    My job is to stay ( in consciousness ) in God’s ALLNESS. This way not only myself is safe but all whom my thoughts rest upon.
    Mrs. Eddy gives wise counsel when she says: “He who sees most clearly and enlightens other minds most readily, keeps his own lamp trimmed and burning. Mis. 92:10.

  5. Thank you Evan. The thoughts you share with us are ALWAYS full of Spiritual clarity and encouragement. They always make me consider things more deeply and more in tune with what Divine Mind knows me to be expressing.

    ‘Aye darkling sense, arise go hence!
    Our God is Good!
    False fears are foes..Truth tatters those
    when understood.‘ a verse from hymn 161
    Love it❣️

  6. I, too, am so grateful for this daily Spiritview. I don’t comment much, but I do so appreciate it and all the comments EVERY DAY! It is always so “spot-on” . Thank you so much, Evan. This article by Scott Preller is also so good about our Alertness To Duty in daily defending ourselves from aggressive mental suggestions….

  7. Oops! Forgot to post the article! My apologies….

    Awake to Love
    By Scott Preller
    From the August 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

  8. “…undivorced from Truth, uncontaminated,
    and unfettered by human hYpothesis…

    This is a statement about church, but is true about
    everyone. Also our country and the world.

    I turn to this often.

    Also the definition of Church can be applied.
    We are the structure of Truth and Love…we rest
    upon and proceed from divine Principle.

    This statement is true about the universe of God’s creating.

  9. Evan, another day, another day of gratitude.
    Fellow contributors, special thanks for today’s, comments.
    God gives us necessary courage each moment.

  10. I love the tiger. Yes the fear is picking up again. As the conversation continues, in my area, Jewish holidays for September and October begin and they will be crowded among the orthodox community; people are afraid of a spread of this virus because of this. This is quite a challenge to be steadfast, standing in the Truth. But this resistance of mortal mind and fear is ongoing. It will be interesting to learn what people learned about fear and death when the dust settles,
    thanks to all who put links in for articles;I find some new gems. I just got a copy of words only of the hymns; wonderful.

  11. Unfortunately the virus is not what the government reports on it., but a guise to promote their purpose. It is no different today than in Jesus’s time. There are those who would deceive for their own mortal purposes. We need to be wise and know the Spiritual truth and demand such truth from those who portend to govern.We shall know them by their fruit or in this case by their actions or more subtly their inaction.

    1. Thank you, Evan and All for a most needed topic, universal in it’s message.
      Thank you, Josef, for your courage to state what you did. It Is a paper tiger, a distraction of fear, both looking at it from a spiritual standpoint, as we do on this site and also to deceive as you had written, to follow through with agendas that should be questioned and understood what is literally behind them.
      Like the photo of the young tiger trying to look tough, even like a child sticking his/her tongue out to appear more threatening, but not, we must really Know the Truth of the – matter – and stand steadfast in Knowing that God, Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth and Love reign and are in control in this situation and always .

  12. Thanksgiving for this morning’s prayer to deliver all from the fear of this ongoing error.
    “The darkest hour is just before dawn”.
    As Truth is dawning on the enlightened thought, man is found in perfect harmony with his environment.
    Peace and confidence be with all of you.

  13. ‘”Know God’s allness! Know it ahead of time. Know it all the time.”

    I think Evan’s wording here is the essence of our work about the pandemic, and we include all mankind in it. Thank you,Evan, for giving us these gems to use in our prayerful work for the world. So deeply grateful.

  14. I am so grateful for you Seekers Who find those wonderful articles for us. Today, Trista and Angie. The Scott Prelletr article is a real keeper.

  15. I love where MBE states in the lesson this week on Substance, “In Christian Science mere opinion is valueless. Proof is essential to a due estimate of this subject. Sneers at the application of the word Science to Christianity cannot prevent that from being scientific which is based on divine Principle, demonstrated according to a divine given rule, and subjected to proof.” We need only to listen to what God is telling us. Thank you Evan, and for all of these comforting comments! ❤️

  16. Wow, again such a lovely and lively conversation. Your comments are all so interesting and inspiring, thank you all very much, dear SpiritView friends!
    And thank you very much, dear Evan for giving us such deep conviction of the absolute Truth!
    You give us such clear explanation of the truth, that immediately fear, if there might have been perhaps a tiny bit, disappeared. I am very grateful for your valuable pearls you are giving us so lovingly. I love the Tiger picture. He looks very pretty, I could cuddle him – haha – thanks a lot!

    1. Just read Evan’s SV again.
      What touches me is ” Live, move, breathe and think in God’s allness. Prove that God is the only power over your entire experience.”
      That is my aim. Thanks again so much dear Evan. ☆☆☆

  17. Isn’t it wonderful that as students of Christian Science we know that the coronavirus is not a condition of matter, but an aggressive suggestion of mortal mind that seems to be mesmerizing human consciousness,- and that we can deal with it in enlightened thought which neutralizes fear and will destroy the false pictures of sense testimony. We know that God, infinite divine Love, is the only reality, and that from our perfect Creator we possess the power and authority and unlimited capacity “to radiate health, purity, joy and harmony” (from the link to “WE are able”.) Thank you Angie and Trista for the links to these inspiring articles. And gratitude to Evan for fearlessly facing this tiger and for helping us all to do the same.

  18. Mrs. Eddy was given the stature of the monkey’s. “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”. Her response was “That is not Christian Science!” She was adamant that what seems to be going on is nothing more than aggressive mental suggestion or Animal Magnetism. She knew that it isn’t enough to bruise the head of the serpant but to get to the leading error and destroy it. Her instructions how this is to be done are clearly written in S&H. In effect she took of the pharaohs chariot wheels for us

  19. There is no harmful or destructive element in the universe. How do we know this– because we know that God, All good, cannot create a harmful or destructive element. If he didn’t create it, it doesn’t exist.

    He also cannot create a thought or belief in a harmful or destructive element. So His child is not capable of having any such thought.

    God is both the center and circumference of being as Mrs. Eddy says in S&H, there is nowhere left for any harmful element to exist, so it cannot exist. Thank you Evan and thank you dear SpiritViewer’s for all the love expressed!

  20. I’m reading this blog late, but grateful for all of the comments. The Scott Preller article is indeed a keeper.
    Thanks Evan for, “Live, move, breathe, and think in God’s allness. Prove that God is the only power over your entire experience. “This is very helpful to me to share with a dear friend in stress whom I’m helping with prayerful treatment.

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