What can we do about homelessness?

The needs of the homeless may seem greater than anything we can supply. But they are not beyond the practical solutions that can come through prayer.

I Was in another country, with no savings, and I'd been fired. My room had been part of my wages. Now I had only two weeks to find a place to live—and a way to pay for it.

I don't remember now how I prayed, but I know that I certainly did pray! With my family thousands of miles away I was on my own, and I was afraid. That was when I began to realize that my home was not really defined by the walls that might contain my belongings. It was where I lived mentally.

I needed to establish my home in thought, as a spiritual concept, and to understand that because God is the source of all good, I could lack nothing—including home. Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy explains, "The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path,—the path which leads to the house built without hands 'eternal in the heavens.'" Science and Health, p. 454.

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March 7, 1988

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