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Eye on the world: Finding home for veterans
In “US veteran homelessness slashed in half: What's behind the decline?” The Christian Science Monitor reports that America’s veterans are disproportionally affected by homelessness. “However, a coordinated effort on the part of federal, state, and local governments, as well as veteran advocacy groups, has started to make a significant dent in the problem of veteran homelessness,” the Monitor writes. The statistics, published this summer in a report by the Obama administration, reveal that veteran homelessness has decreased by 47 percent since 2010. As this progress is celebrated, “a continued effort is necessary to continue to identify veterans who become homeless.”
Ideas on this subject:
From the Bible:
For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep.
From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:
Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.
—Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 254
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.
—Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494
Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel:
In “Never homeless in God’s care”: “I know that I was healed, for good, of believing that God’s own child could be left in the cold, in want, or outside of Love’s care. And I believe that our prayers that night allowed my friend and me to see—not produce, but see—in a small way, the evidence and sufficiency of good that was already present for this young man and for all.” And: “When I immediately and vigorously defend my right to think clearly, see rightly, and reason correctly in the light of honest spiritual assessment, then I can free myself from reacting viscerally to any disturbing situation—whether it’s homelessness, disease, or even death. I can affirm the real spiritual truth about whatever that situation is. And Truth, God, heals it.”
In “Homeless? Absolutely not!”: “God, the omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient Spirit, has given in full to each and all of His ideas. The material sense of existence is the culprit that depicts matter as dictating how abundant, whole, good, or successful we are or aren’t. In contrast, spiritual sense evaluates how rich our wonderful relationship to God is, and how we can see His love for us.” And: “Prayer is effective to the degree we turn to God as the only genuine source and power, and to the degree our motive is pure and spiritually based. Prayer that turns from asking God to move matter around, to recognizing and affirming how He has already provided care in wonderful ways for every aspect of His creation, heals.”
The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.