Words can only express a minute part of the gratitude...

Words can only express a minute part of the gratitude I owe for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me. For about four years after I began the study of Christian Science, my home did not seem at all desirable to me. I tried to work out this problem, expecting all the time to be delivered from my surroundings, as I believed that this was not my right place. Still the way did not open. When I was discussing this with a friend one day she turned my attention to Mrs. Eddy's words: "Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God" (Science and Health, p. 254), and said that I was in my right place in Truth, and if it seemed otherwise it was just my concept of home that needed purifying.

After this I set to work and endeavored to know that as a child of God it was impossible for me to be anywhere but in heaven as defined by Mrs. Eddy: "Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul" (Science and Health, p. 587). Then I saw that the demonstration had to be made in God's way. The change did not take place immediately, but gradually my whole outlook was changed. My home has become more harmonious in every way and I have no desire at all to leave it; in fact I am just loving it more each day.

When Darkness Deepens
February 5, 1921

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