[Following is the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of March 7-9 in the radio series, "How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over approximately 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 234 - Overcoming Fear of Failure

Speaker: Anyone who has ever been confronted with fear of failure for himself or for his children will enjoy hearing our guest today tell how she completely changed her life and gained freedom from a physical trouble through learning that God is the source of ability and health. I'd like you to meet Mrs. Lucha Noerager Vogel, of Dobbs Ferry, New York. Tell us about it if you will, Mrs. Vogel.

Mrs. Vogel: My whole background was rather unusual. I grew up in South America, where my father was an electrical engineer. At the age of twelve, I came to the United States to boarding school. The environment was totally different from that of my home, and I had a hard time getting adjusted: To make matters worse, I developed a severe case of acne, and my appearance made me extremely self-conscious. Even though I graduated from high school in record time and got good grades, I completely lacked confidence. No matter what I did or how well, for some reason I was never able to convince myself that I was anything but a dismal failure. By the time I got to the end of my sophomore year in college, I was so nervous and unhappy that I couldn't take my final exams and had to drop out completely.

Next, I tried secretarial school; but I realized I was going to fail again, and soon I had a complete nervous breakdown. On a doctor's recommendation I went home to South America. After about a year and a half at home, I was somewhat better and returned to the United States to work. For the next two or three years I led a fairly normal life. But the facial condition was still quite bad, and the conviction that I was a failure was with me so constantly that I often thought of suicide.

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The Church Manual and the Sunday School
March 15, 1958

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