Return to Thy Country

My native land! What thrills of emotion, what flights of fancy, what tenderness are associated in the heart with these three words! But with the enlarged understanding which Christian Science gives of all things, these find a place on a higher plane than that on which a merely material sentiment found them. On page 128 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy we read: "A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity."

In the light of this teaching we see that the material thinker has wandered far from man's native land. At present the average citizen seems to be expressing the strange anomaly of clinging to that which he most detests. He desires peace, but pleads with pride, suspicion, and distrust for war. He yearns for permanent prosperity and security, but seems loath to part with hatred and revenge,—forces which are the actual cause of his discomfort, but which he is deluded into regarding as an integral ingredient of representative manhood.

A Morning Prayer
May 30, 1925

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