Many men and women today may believe that for them there is no place, no home, because according to material sense they have lost their home and everything connected with it. Many long for that security which is essential to happiness and well-being.

To all who are yearning for peace and happiness Christian Science brings the glorious message that everyone has a place he alone can fill. In her autobiography, "Retrospection and Introspection," Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 70), "Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity." When we study Christian Science and learn what man really is, it becomes clear that it is just as impossible for man to lose his God-given place or to be dispossessed as it is for a sunbeam to be separated or cut off from its source, the sun. Nothing can separate man from God, for man dwells in infinite divine Life and is firmly anchored in the Principle of all life and substance, not one iota of which can be changed.

Our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, writes on page 306 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "If God, who is Life, were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment there would be no divinity reflected. The Ego would be unexpressed, and the Father would be childless,—no Father." What a beautiful thought this is! Without the divine, perfect selfhood of man, God's glory, beauty, completeness, and perfection would be unexpressed, and thus the love and tenderness of our Father-Mother God, the universal divine nature, with its illimitable variety, majesty, and beauty, would be unknown. Consequently, each idea is wholly precious to God, and because this fact is a divine, immutable law, we can prove it.

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April 12, 1952

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