There is in reality only one Mind—the divine, omnipresent Mind; and in that Mind each individual expression or idea has its eternal abode. "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you," said Christ Jesus. This concept of all-embracing Mind as Father-Mother brings inexpressible peace to mortals, struggling with doubt, loneliness, and dismay. Jesus went on to tell his disciples that they knew whither he went. But there was still a question in their thought and in answer to this question we have those words of the Master, ringing down the ages with the authority of absolute understanding, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

The heartsick one may cry out at this point: This is very beautiful; but how is it going to help me? Can I actually get rid of the troubles and wearinesses which apparently beset human experience at every step? And if so, how? That "how" persisted in spite of Jesus' declaration until Mary Baker Eddy pointed out unmistakably, through her God-given understanding, the divine Principle that underlies the words and works of the inspired Nazarene. She has shown us in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and in her other writings, how to attain that rightful place of each of His little ones which we call heaven.

Man, as God knows him, is always a dweller in heaven, or harmony; but mortals believe in places many and minds many. They believe that some places are desirable and some undesirable; and those which they think are desirable are those which bring them a sense of material security and happiness. Our Leader has said (Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 9, 10), "A false sense of what constitutes happiness is more disastrous to human progress than all that an enemy or enmity can obtrude upon the mind or engraft upon its purposes and achievements wherewith to obstruct life's joys and enhance its sorrows."

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"But one thing is needful"
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