The home is a foundation stone of our nation, a bulwark of our civilization; and it should become a sanctuary in which are born the ideals that raise men above the material into the spiritual. Because during recent years the writer has been in the home department in institutions, the word "home" has been studied prayerfully in the light of Christian Science. Much joy and inspiration have been gained through use of the Concordances in the study of our Leader's writings in this connection.

Well may we ask ourselves, Are we as Christian Scientists bringing out the correct concept of "home" in our daily living? On page 589 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy gives the spiritual definition of "Jerusalem" in part as "home, heaven." She also says on page 58 of the same book that "home is the dearest spot on earth." Constantly to dwell in the thought of God's allness, and of man as His image and likeness, earnestly endeavoring to be governed by divine Principle, helps to give us the true sense of home.

Our real home, then, may be said to be in the consciousness of God, good, where abide peace, love, joy. If we seem to be confronted with duties and tasks beyond our strength or our apparent ability to fulfill, what a privilege it is to know that we can come to this home for refreshment, to gain more of the Christ-consciousness that knows no evil. If, as a dictionary says, home is a "dwelling place," what better dwelling place can we have than in the consciousness of all-powerful, ever present good?

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No Division of Days
July 16, 1927

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