[Original article in German]

In many countries today exile, homelessness and homeless are words which are constantly being used to describe the depressing" conditions of numbers of people. Being one of those who have suffered so-called material losses, the writer has had abundant opportunities to consider, in the light of the revealed truth of Christian Science, the antidote for the erroneous concepts which occupy the thought of thousands upon thousands. Through the better understanding of the realities of being which "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy gives, the writer has seen something of the unreality of these false concepts of loss. Through replacing these concepts of material thinking with those which originate in Spirit, she has become more conscious than ever before of the truth of being.

Only to mortal sense does it seem that the stern demands of today cannot be met. Perhaps some cherished comforts and conveniences of daily living have disappeared, and the quiet and seclusion of one's own home, one's outward independence, and innumerable advantages favorable to activity seem to belong to some distant, uncertain future.

By earnestly studying the Bible, together with Science and Health and the other writings of Mrs. Eddy, by constant watching and praying, the student learns to recognize his fatherland as the land which Mrs. Eddy mentions on pages 226 and 227 of Science and Health. There, in speaking of those in bondage to false beliefs and her desire to give Christian Science to the world, she says, "I saw before me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilderness; but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged." The student thus begins to see man's shelter, supply, and happy relationships as spiritual ideas of divine Mind, which are his by reflection.

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December 27, 1947

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