The Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans writes as follows (12:2): "Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." In this statement the apostle presents an important rule for all Christians. When he tells us to be transformed by the renewing of the mind, he calls upon us to reverse the material concept of anything that comes to our attention and replace it with the spiritual reality, or fact, of true being.

To get the right concept of home and enjoy its blessings, it is necessary to reverse and reject the generally accepted beliefs about home and family and recognize the divine idea. Once Jesus was told that his mother and brethren were waiting to see him, and he said (Matt. 12: 48), "Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?" Then stretching forth his hand toward his disciples he said, "Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother."

It may be that people find members of their church and others in their circle of friends nearer and dearer to them than members of their own families. But impartial and impersonal love for all mankind comes with the recognition of the fact that all ideas have the same parent Mind, the divine Father-Mother God, and that all dwell together in Love, one universal family, in self-forgetfulness and true helpfulness. Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Unity of Good"(p. 17), "A right apprehension of the wonderful utterances of him who 'spake as never man spake,' would despoil error of its borrowed plumes, and transform the universe into a home of marvellous light,—'a consummation devoutly to be wished.'"

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