One meaning of the famous statement made by Paul, "In him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28), is brought out by Mary Baker Eddy in "Pulpit and Press," where she writes (p. 2), "The real house in which 'we live, and move, and have our being' is Spirit, God, the eternal harmony of infinite Soul." She adds on the next page, "Our surety is in our confidence that we are indeed dwellers in Truth and Love, man's eternal mansion."

As Christian Scientists we are grateful to God for divinely leading Mrs. Eddy in giving us Christian Science, which reveals the great fact that God is not finite and corporeal, but incorporeal, omnipresent, supreme, infinite, and that His infinite being is expressed by His spiritual universe, including man, who is God's highest idea. Man's real house can manifest only God's qualities. Drabness, shabbiness, smallness, uncleanliness, or any other inharmony or discord has no abiding place in the house which is Spirit. This house can only manifest the attributes of Soul, which are joy, purity, beauty, expansiveness, harmony, and the like.

Man can afford to live in this house because he is inseparable from God's abundant supply: "Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine" (Luke 15:31). There is no lack or limitation there, for infinite Love alone provides. Love bestows, man receives; therefore his house is beautifully furnished with harmony, peace, and prosperity.

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