"The dearest spot on earth"

There could he no more beautiful tribute to home than the one which Mrs. Eddy gives in Science and Health. She writes, "Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections." Science and Health, p. 58;

In its absolute sense, home is wholly spiritual, an idea in consciousness, not a relationship of mortals or a three-dimensional structure filled with personal possessions. Home is individual, for it is the unfoldment within individual consciousness of the qualities of God. Home expresses the stability, wisdom, provision, and protection of true fatherhood. It manifests the tenderness, gentleness, sweetness, and beauty of true motherhood. It includes the innocence, trustfulness, teachableness, and obedience of true childhood.

Everyone expresses the idea of home in his own distinct and unique way. In families the concepts of home conjoin naturally through the spiritual unity which underlies harmonious relationship. Each one is blessed by expressing his own understanding of the qualities of home and is enriched by the contributions of the others.

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Is Holiness Practical?
October 21, 1967

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