Our Dwelling Place

At the present time there is a prevalent belief, owing to the so-called depression, that property owners are experiencing difficulty in renting, selling, or even maintaining their holdings; and just here the Christian Scientist does well who pauses to ponder the truth lying back of his present human concept of house and home. In "Pulpit and Press" Mrs. Eddy has written (p. 2): "The real house in which 'we live, and move, and have our being' is Spirit, God, the eternal harmony of infinite Soul. The enemy we confront would overthrow this sublime fortress, and it behooves us to defend our heritage." Her words are opportune, and seem especially adapted to the present time.

Christian Science reveals to us that material beliefs, rightly viewed, hint the existence of spiritual reality. Correctly speaking, all that exist are the spiritual verities which material sense audaciously attempts to reverse. We can see, therefore, that there is only one true or real creation or universe, composed of countless spiritual ideas, each operating in its individual capacity in unbroken continuity and success. Hence we begin to understand that in reality there are only God's possessions or ideas, which come under no law of depression, but only of expression. God's law, being the only law in operation, rules and reigns over the entire universe, to the absolute exclusion of any lack or inharmony.

The thought of home is, perhaps, one of the most sacred. Men design and erect structures within whose walls they plan to abide, and cherish such qualities as love, peace, happiness, strength, unity, consideration, kindness, protection, rest, shelter, completeness. If such height can be attained in that which at best but symbolizes the real, how much more perfect must the true, divine idea of home be!

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The Futility of Condemning Persons
July 13, 1935

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