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Is home "sweet home"?
The desire for home remains at the core of people's basic longings. Home represents so many things we yearn for—comfort, security, companionship, a feeling of having roots and belonging. Human circumstances, however, sometimes fall short of our ideal of home, causing disappointment, disruption, and loneliness.
But home is really a state of consciousness. So if our thought abides in God, in Life, Truth, and Love, then the security, beauty, order, and purity we reflect find their outward expression in a human home that evidences these qualities. On the other hand, if we camp out with fear, bed down in mental darkness, or sleep in apathy, our sense of home is constricted, limited by these negative and false concepts. Thus the home we have depends on our concept or consciousness of God, on our concept of His man, and on how much we are recognizing our enduring relationship with our heavenly Father-Mother. Our true and only home is actually in God, for, as Paul said, "In him we live, and move, and have our being."Acts 17:28;
The home that meets our every need, that satisfies all our desires, that blesses all it touches, is the consciousness of divine Love that we reflect. The Master, Christ Jesus, once remarked, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." Matt. 8:20; Yet he was at home—with God—wherever he found himself, whether it was at the table of Nicodemus, the tax collector, or in the quiet of a desert night praying beneath a ceiling of stars.
Is home "sweet home"?
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