[Of Special Interest to Young People]

To most young people it is a significant event to leave the parental home to make their way in the world. This first leaving of home should be a joyful, peaceful experience involving a natural shifting of scenes and associations. Sometimes, however, the uprooting of years of close family ties brings loneliness, fear, unexpected adjustments. It may seem to those who are on their own for the first time that the security and protection of home are far behind, and a longing to return to the comfort and security of home may seem overpowering.

Many young people facing this experience have found comfort and healing in the teachings of Christian Science. Through these teachings they learn that the real man, the reflection of God, never leaves home, because true home is where God is, and God is everywhere.

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," its author, Mary Baker Eddy, writes (p. 254), "Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God." And on page 587 of this textbook, "heaven" is defined as, "Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul."

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August 29, 1959

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