"Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections." These words of Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health (p. 58) find a response in the heart of any thinker.
In song, in verse, in much of the world's great literature, home is depicted as something to be treasured and prized, as something in a certain sense to be wrought out. For home is much more than a house. It is an ideal of the heart which includes the elements of spiritual affection and hospitality to good. These qualities, entertained and lived by an individual, are palpably felt whether one dwells in a room or in a mansion.
The Psalmist lifted high the ideal of home when he wrote (Ps. 91:1), "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." The true idea of home typifies in a practical way the inseparability of God and man and the safety which is ever present in this relationship. It is this spiritual security which mankind seek, whether they recognize it as a God-inspired longing or not. The Christian Scientist realizes that the dwelling place of his thought has much to do with his home and its atmosphere. What we know and live of good, God, determines our environment—our recognition of the perfection that is already present.