Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid?

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

— Psalms 27:1


The great blessing of the Spirit pours through me now and protects me in all my ways.

— The Science of Mind, page 257


Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid?


When she was first introduced to the principles of Science of Mind, Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner lived and worked in Columbus Ohio. One evening she had to work late and it was dark and deserted when she left. There was no one at all on the streets.


All at once, a car stopped. Two men got out. The car drove away. She was walking to the bus. The men began to follow her. She quickened her pace. They quickened theirs. She almost ran. They almost ran. They all got to the bus stop at the same time. One man stood on one side of her, and the other man stood on the other side of her. There was nothing she could do. Her heart was pounding. She said to herself, “God, I don’t know what to do.” Then an idea flashed into her consciousness. “Why don’t I put these principles of Science of Mind I’ve been studying to work?” She took a deep breath, put on her million-dollar smile, turned to the man on her right and said with total loving spiritual energy, “Good evening,” and to herself she said “Christ.” She turned to the other man and said “Good evening,” and to herself she said “Christ.” After a couple of moments, one of the guys said to the other, “Hey man, let’s get outa here.” The car showed up, they got inside, and left.


I am surrounded by the Light of God.

I am protected by the Power of God.

Wherever I am, God is.

I am never alone.

And all is well.


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