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‘Home in every place’

Today’s column, which includes a poem and related quotes, considers a sense of home we experience through feeling close to God.

Home is the consciousness of good
That holds us in its wide embrace;
The steady light that comforts us
In every path our footsteps trace.

Our Father’s house has many rooms,
And each with peace and love imbued;
No child can ever stray beyond
The compass of infinitude.

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Home is the Father’s sweet “Well done,”
God’s daily, hourly gift of grace.
We go to meet our neighbor’s need,
And find our home in every place.
– Rosemary C. Cobham, alt., “Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603,” No. 497

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My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
Isaiah 32:18

Home is not a place but a power. We find home when we arrive at the full understanding of God.
Mary Baker Eddy as quoted by Irving C. Tomlinson, “Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy,” Amplified Edition, p. 211