In the Glossary definition of Jerusalem in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures...

In the Glossary definition of Jerusalem in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 589), "home" is associated with "heaven." My wife and I married during the 1930s Depression. Our income after five years was still so limited that it seemed hopeless even to look for a home of our own—though the rented accommodation we had was really inadequate as a place to bring up our two young daughters.

The Christian Science Monitor was instrumental in leading us to our first home. I had consistently subscribed to the Monitor during those five years, and one day the religious article in a March issue roused and inspired me. It told of a woman, who, after having great abundance, suddenly found herself homeless and nearly destitute. A student of Christian Science, she at length awoke to thank God for the home she knew Love had already provided. Then after many months of prayer and study—during which self-pity and grief sufficiently dissolved—the healing appeared, and like Job, she had more than before.

Upon reading this, I exclaimed, "That's the way I must go!" and I began to thank God daily for the home divine Love was already providing us. My wife was not yet a Christian Scientist, but she was supportive of my prayerful efforts.

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February 3, 1986

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