In these days when so much is heard on every side of home ties broken by the absence of those who have gone out to serve in this time of the world's great need, it is well now and then to ponder over that loved word home, and to realize what its true meaning in divine Science is. A careful study of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, with even a small measure of understanding gathered therefrom, reveals to us that the spiritual fact alone is the reality and that the material concept is always and only the counterfeit.

Probably no word in our language means to most of us so much as does the word home. It brings us a sense of love, peace, and rest from the stress of outside things, which we can find nowhere else. A home may be a place of luxury and beauty or it may be an abode where not even the so-called necessities of life are all to be found; but even a small degree of sympathy, understanding, and human love will make of it a sanctuary. A house, however beautiful or comfortable, is never of itself a home; and so even the most material thinker admits that home is after all a mental concept, a manifestation of mutual love, understanding, and helpfulness, a place in which to rest mentally as well as physically.

As the Christian Scientist turns to this thought of home he finds himself quickly tracing his sense of love, truth, and harmony to their divine Principle, God. What a joy to know that one's real home is founded on the rock, Christ, Truth, and that upon it the winds and waves of human fear and strife beat in vain. What peace to know that home is where the boundless love of our heavenly Father is—and that He is everywhere. Whether on land or sea, in the boarding house, or the busy shop, there is always the moment in which to close our eyes to the evidence of the senses and realize the force of these words from a hymn:—

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Human Resistance to Truth
November 30, 1918

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