Home Building

Omnipotent God is the source of all the true qualities that constitute home. When an individual begins to notice and use these spiritual qualities, his human home becomes dearer to him and his family and warmer to everyone who feels its touch. Even its outward appearance improves in beauty and value.

A young Christian Scientist was troubled over the amount of maintenance his house seemed to demand of him on weekends. He and his wife had completely repainted their ten-year-old hillside cottage when they had moved in two years earlier, and now he desired to devote more of his time to other projects.

One Saturday, while debating about refinishing some kitchen woodwork, he sat down to think through the whole question in the light of Christian Science. What troubled him was that material things never stay the way one would like them to; obviously they wear out. Then he realized that it is really mortal belief that is continually fading and changing. Beliefs cannot help but change since at their best they only hint the real substance of divine Mind's spiritual ideas. At their lowest they represent the complete absence or opposite of ideas.

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"The dearest spot on earth"
October 21, 1967

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