A place of one's own

A woman who was looking for a new home asked a Christian Science practitioner: "If my place is divinely established, why do I have to keep on moving?"

Christian Science assures us that we each have a right place, one of our own that nobody else can fill, from which we can never be dislodged. This is true of everyone—even those the world calls homeless refugees. This place we all have is in God-given consciousness now; it is spiritual, not material, because all true being is divine, not mortal. But we must claim it.

We learn from Christian Science of the divine order of genuine being, in which there is a permanent home for every idea. We learn too of the constant control of divine Mind, or God, and of the distinctness of individual identity. God is Spirit. Man is spiritual. And so his right and only place is spiritual too, which implies authentic identity, purpose, and usefulness.

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"Why could not we cast him out?"
July 7, 1980

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