[Following is substantially the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of April 3-5 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. 290 - The True Standard of Living

Speaker: Our guest today is a woman who once found herself faced with these questions: Is life worth living? Can I be free from the burden of sickness? Is there some way to find a reason for my existence? She discovered the answer and is here to tell you about it in her own words.

May I introduce Mrs. Ethel R. Rethman, who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. When did this experience take place, Mrs. Rethman?

Mrs. Rethman: Well, this happened about twenty years ago. I'd been in poor health for several years, and I'd been through a series of operations; but I didn't get any better. I was suffering from sciatica, colitis, and sinus trouble, and I was hard of hearing, besides. I was in pain almost constantly and had to stay in bed most of the time. I was afraid to eat and could hardly use my eyes for reading. And there were other things too. I was so despondent I was ready to give up. I didn't want to be a burden to anybody, and I'd about decided it would be better just to drop out of the picture—not to try to go on living.

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