“Fear not, little flock,
it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Fear is the great enemy of man. But fear is a mental attitude and as such can be converted into something else. Fear is the reverse mental attitude to faith …
Fear arises from that mental attitude which limits the possibility and the willingness of Spirit to give us the good we so greatly desire. There is nothing wrong in the desire for self-expression.
God is the giver and the sustainer of human life and expression. …
If it is God’s pleasure to give us the Kingdom
then it should be our privilege to accept the gift.
The Infinite will not be, or become, less than Itself. We are of Its nature. We did not make our own being. All we can do is to accept that the being which we are is some part of the Divine. To know this is to overcome fear.
Love alone can overcome fear because love surrenders itself to the object of adoration. The soul must make a complete surrender of itself to the Spirit. … The will of the Spirit is peace, clear thinking and happiness, It could have no other will.
– excerpts, Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind; A Philosophy, A Faith, A Way of Life
1938; edition of 1998.
There is no fear in love,
but perfect [complete] love casts out fear.
I John 4:18a