“We can choose the right definition of each of us – loved and wanted – a healthier way to think about ourselves and others.”
“Tim, this thought could heal and change the world!”
‘To Bless All Mankind’
Home—the kingdom of heaven within
From the August 15, 2016 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
God’s beloved children. This means that God’s provision of good for us does not depend on national boundaries or ethnic identities. The kingdom of heaven is home to us all—to all the athletes and to each one of us—even those who may be far from their homes or countries of birth. This understanding enabled Jesus to bring comfort and healing to those throughout the many regions where he traveled.
A follower of Christ Jesus’ teachings, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science and founder of this publication, once told the staff in her household: “Home is not a place but a power. We find home when we arrive at the full understanding of God” (Irving Tomlinson, Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy, Amplified Edition, p. 211).
With this understanding of the kingdom of heaven as our true home and God as our true source of supply, we are empowered with a sense of peace and strength, even a sense of belonging. This is what I felt that morning by the lake. I gained an enlarged understanding of what God is and what my relationship is to Him. I felt at home with God and realized that this closeness to Him was something I carry with me all the time. I didn’t need to be in a particular location to feel it or to express God. This experience has never left me, and it continues to inspire my prayers for the world.
Originally published in The Christian Science Monitor, June 6, 2016.