A Christian Science Perspective: “Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.”

 

One of Mrs. Eddy’s greatest hardships in life was that she had to live so much of her life in other people’s homes.  

She even came home one evening only to find that her trunk and chair had been thrown out on the porch during a thunderstorm.  She was put out numerous times.images

And they didn’t even leave the light on for she was in the dark to the human sense.

But she went on to become  one of the greatest benefactors of all time.

Our beloved Leader says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 152): “Thus founded upon the rock of Christ, when storm and tempest beat against this sure foundation, you, safely sheltered in the strong tower of hope, faith, and Love, are God’s nestlings; and He will hide you in His feathers till the storm has passed. Into His haven of Soul there enters no element of earth to cast out angels, to silence the right intuition which guides you safely home.”

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Madea’s account of the Nativity. From Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Christmas” 2013.

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[Original testimony in German]

In the Christian Science textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures”…

From the May 2, 1931 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

In the Christian Science textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, we read on page 254 these beautiful words: “Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.” I have thoroughly convinced myself of the truth of these words, for I was a “pilgrim on earth,” wandering around without rest or peace, always seeking the truth, but never finding it. To be more exact, I did not want to find it; for every time someone attempted to put me on the right way, I mentally resisted anything Godlike. So I wandered on, always a stranger to Truth.

But several years ago, when I was near despair on account of serious stomach trouble from which I had suffered for fourteen years, a good friend joined me, namely, Christian Science. Previously I looked upon this new friend with distrust; but the love, kindness, and gentleness with which it surrounded me now drew me to it with a great longing. It was as though an inward voice called to me, Trust and follow it. So I intrusted myself to its care. At first the ascent seemed steep and difficult, but now I knew where my home was, and that my aimless and weary wandering had come to an end. My friendship with Christian Science became more and more intimate, and through its study I have learned that not only am I “the guest of God,” but also in reality His image and likeness, and that because I am His image I always reflect Him.

I cannot express in words my gratitude to our beloved Leader; but I will endeavor to prove by my deeds that I can reflect God, and that I am seeking my own “in another’s good” (Science and Health, p. 518). I am also sincerely grateful to the dear practitioner with whose loving help I was freed of all the complaints mentioned above.

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