Most persons have a natural longing for an enduring home. Indeed, the first simple striving for home marks the foundation of civilization. Yet, today, the thoughtful student of Christian Science recognizes that there is something wrong with the mental foundation upon which the world has been building, for impoverished, discordant, broken homes would seem to indicate that a complex civilization threatens to destroy the home.

The true sense of home is found in right thinking. As one's consciousness is filled with the realization that God, Spirit, is the Life of man, a better outward expression of home is sure to follow. In speaking of the human sense of home, Christ Jesus said, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." Yet all who obey his teachings may find, as did he, a spiritually mental home that can never be taken from them. Mrs. Eddy refers to this home on page 84 of "Miscellaneous Writings," where she declares: "The discipline of the flesh is designed to turn one, like a weary traveller, to the home of Love. To lose error thus, is to live in Christ, Truth."

Jesus recognized God, the Father, as the source of right thinking. His knowledge of God's nature enabled him to abide in spiritual consciousness, and thus envisage the "many mansions" of his Father's house. Those who accept our Leader's inspired revelation of Truth have come to know God as Father-Mother. Furthermore, they are learning that the Father-Mother God is also, as she tells us (Science and Health, p. 587), "The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence."

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October 12, 1935

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