Passing an accident on the highway, reading doomsday news reports, listening to a friend’s list of woes… What can we do to help?
Absorption mode, feeling bad, depressed, etc., is definitely not the answer! So what then? “Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good.” (Spirit being another word for God.) If we feel inadequate for the job: “God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed upon man.” This is not wishful thinking. It is as real as God is real.
Meet the immediate need if we can, but always know that God, divine Love, is right there, comforting, guarding, guiding; that God, Principle, is governing His universe imperatively, that lying, cheating, hatred etc., have no law, no cause, no substance to support them; that fear dissipates before Love. Surely this is better than freaking out, feeling bad for ourselves, negativity roiling within.
The above quotes are from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Listen to the context here.