Mrs. Eddy, author of “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” says on page 58, “Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections.” “Home” is a very beautiful word, giving one a sense of security, of safety, of restfulness, and, above all, of love. No wonder it appeals to every heart. When love is in the hearts of the inmates of a home, then they quite naturally radiate this love to all with whom they come in contact; so that home ceases to be “the boundary, of the affections.”
May all who have been disappointed in a material sense of home, and all homeless ones as well, take heart. Reach out, for Love offers to you—and you have only to accept it—your true home, “government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.”
From the February 28, 1931 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
What I find interesting is how Anderson Cooper chose to cope with his brother’s suicide which launched his career.
“I started going overseas and going to places where life and death was very real and where people were suffering tremendous loses. Hearing their stories and hearing people talk about it sort of helped me to get to a place where I could talk about it, I think,” he explains.
His response sounds very similar to how Danielle Steel spent time helping the homeless whom she felt were more miserable than herself after the suicide of her son, Nick. She went on to write a best seller from her experience after 11 years on the most dangerous corners of San Francisco, under the cover of darkness, by helping the homeless.
I went to church, trying to pray about who I could help who was more miserable than I. The message came to help the homeless. I didn’t want to hear it. Homeless people had always scared me. My son Nick was never homeless, but had great compassion for them. Finally, grudgingly and nervously, I embarked on what I hoped would be a one-time mission. Instead, it became a labor of love that changed my life. – Danielle Steel
Perhaps this is a message for those left behind to turn their pain into power to overcome trauma by being of service and helping others who are worse off to the human sense.
To those struggling with thoughts of suicide find hope and don’t let go because hope is the major weapon against suicide. Faith and spirituality is an unobstructed path to hope.
Get An Inside Look At Anderson Cooper’s Brazilian Vacation Home.
Anderson Cooper may be a lifelong New Yorker, but even CNN anchors need to escape the Big Apple every so often.
When Cooper is seeking a little rest and relaxation, he and his longtime boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, retreat to a stunning compound in the tranquil village of Trancoso, Brazil. The home, dubbed “Casa Anderson,” is showcased in gorgeous detail on the August cover of Architectural Digest.