Finding a Home

At a time when much is being said about the difficulty of finding a home, and suggestions of fear and worry seem very insistent, the writer has been greatly helped through studying the meaning of home as revealed in Christian Science. On page 254 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we find these words, "Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God." Could there be a message more fraught with tender encouragement, the love that reassures and comforts, when all around there seem to be doubt and uncertainty? Man's true home, then, is heaven, and in Science and Health (p. 587) we have a very definite statement of what heaven really is: "Harmony;the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul."

It can easily be seen that heaven, therefore home, is not a particular locality; it is a state of harmonious consciousness which can be attained anywhere, at any time, and is in fact now awaiting all who are willing to think rightly. If we would claim and prove for ourselves the harmony of true home we must cease from mentally outlining it as a material structure of bricks and mortar, which we are going to obtain for a certain amount of money, and we must seek it in the only way anything harmonious and lasting can ever be found, through correct thinking governed by divine Principle, which we learn in Christian Science is Love, God. This will mean that we shall admit as man's consciousness only the truth, seeing man and the universe as the image and likeness of God, wherein is no imperfection, no anger, strife, or materiality. Thus we shall begin to experience the joy and peace that accompany all true thinking, for we shall be realizing man's unity with God, and proving it in our daily living.

God's Supremacy
December 4, 1920

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