At Home Away from Home

"While I was away I found out a lot of things about home and people," said Anna. "I learned that home is everywhere and one finds it when one starts expressing the joy and love one is looking for. Also," she continued, "I discovered that there's something really great in every person one meets. There isn't such a thing as an uninteresting person. It's possible to be everybody's friend."

Anna had been away from home—thousands of miles away—in a school where everything was very different from the one she had known before. People for the most part even spoke a different language, and at first that made her feel pretty lonely and left out of things. But Anna was a Christian Scientist, and before long, as she turned to Christian Science for help, the whole situation changed and she became very happy and found she had lots of friends. She enjoyed herself all the rest of the time she was away.

The way we feel about places and people depends a great deal on our own way of thinking. Christian Science shows that even if our experience is for a time bleak and comfortless the place where we are that may seem to be a desert can become like "a watered garden," as the Bible puts it. If we recognize that God, divine Love, is everywhere, and we make the effort to rejoice in this fact and to express love all the time, we need not "sorrow any more at all."

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March 12, 1977

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