"THE DEAREST SPOT ON EARTH"

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 58), "Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections."

Everywhere today the question of home is an acute one. People are forced to leave one locality or country to live in another, only to find that the shortage of houses is world-wide. Yet Jesus, our Way-shower, said (John 14:2), "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you." One definition of "mansion" is "an abiding-place." Since man is the reflection of God, and a reflection must be where the original is, man has an abiding place now in the Father's house, in the consciousness of Love. Therefore, home cannot be localized. There never has been a break in the realm of divine Love. Thus man has never left his home to wander in far countries in search of a better place; he has always been in the Father's house.

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