So universal are the need for and appreciation of the home that in these days of readjustment steps are being taken by some governments to preserve this cherished possession for the family.

Mrs. Eddy says in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 58), "Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections." And whether consciously acknowledged or not, every man, woman, and child has within him a deeprooted love of what to him constitutes home.

Perhaps some individuals have never possessed what they regard as home; if so, then they have perhaps cherished a longing for one. Others may have had what they considered home, and some untoward circumstance has deprived them of it. In either case it was not the true home which was withheld or lost, since the home of which our Leader speaks cannot be lost, and it is possessed by each and every one of God's children. This real home is not primarily a beautiful structure built of stone or wood, nor is it a humble cottage, vine-covered and inviting to the eye. These outward forms may convey a hint of the real home, but they do not make it; nor does the absence of them constitute the lack of home.

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"The eternal God is thy refuge"
February 7, 1942

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