Blueprint for Living

An architect or builder planning the construction of a new house usually begins with surveys of the site selected and goes on to drawings, blueprints, and specifications. Surveys aid in determining how the dwelling may best be located on the chosen site. Drawings and blueprints portray just how the house will appear when finished, and how it is to be constructed. Specifications provide what materials are to be used and how they are to be put together. If properly prepared and carefully followed, these building plans assure orderly, step-by-step progress in the erection of the dwelling, from the laying of its foundation to its completion.

In these days when the building or re-establishment of homes is of major interest to peoples everywhere, it may be helpful to others to hear how one individual, active in the home construction field, by the practical application of his daily study of the Lesson-Sermon appearing in the Christian Science Quarterly found simple and harmonious solutions to his complex building problems.

Early in his study of Christian Science he faced the argument that he was too busy to devote sufficient time to his study of the Lesson-sermon. Then came the joyous discovery that the study of Christian Science was not a thing apart from his business activity, but it was vital and indispensable to the proper conduct of it. In fact, he discovered that Christian Science, when applied to his daily experience, actually enlarged his capacities for right activity and broadened his opportunities for service. So today it seems quite natural to him to approach his study of the Lesson-Sermon in the way that is most practical in its application to his daily business experience.

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"Thou shalt rule over him"
January 18, 1947

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