“Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God’s unerring direction and thus bring out harmony.” (Science and Health, page 424)
If we observe life around us with our material senses, we must admit that there seems to be a lot of randomness—accidents, weather disasters, unexpected deaths and acts of violence out of nowhere. The world can seem a very dangerous place and life in general to be completely unpredictable and often out of control.
To find our peace and to bring that consciousness of it to others is to take a different view of things, a spiritual one. God does not know or create or condone accidents. He doesn’t allow chance to sneak in on His perfect design and cause it to go out of balance, to lose its inherent foundation, the law of Love. We need to get our thoughts above the distracting and disturbing sense of randomness, and rest in what Mind knows about His creation—peace, harmony, unity, stability, control.
Allowing fear and even paranoia to overtake our thinking and our behavior does not bring healing. It only feeds mortal mind with more qualities of instability and uncertainty and confusion and attention. Clarity of mind comes with our trust of God’s Principle, abiding in what is sure and permanent and real, rather than in the nature of an elusive evil. We can take hold on what is firm and reliable, that which is not swayed by the winds of emotion or the winds of nature. God is keeping us safe. Know this and live with joyous expectation, not fear, ready to be surprised only by God’s right and timely revelation of His goodness and love.
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