[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of September 1-3 in the radio series, " How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over approximately 700 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. 416 - The Individual and World Affairs

SPEAKER: We read and hear about hate and strife and danger and confusion and all too often are inclined to say: "What's the use? What can I do about it?" There's a way in which almost anyone can gain the sense of security, protection guidance, even in the midst of trouble. Not only that, but our earnest prayers can help to purify the atmosphere of human thinking and in this way help all mankind. That's what we're going to talk about with our two guests here—Mrs. Marie Stevens, of Norwalk, Connecticut, and Arthur Weaver, of Richmond, Virginia.

MR. WEAVER: I was in Germany after the last war and served with the occupation forces. I spent a considerable amount of time worrying about world conditions, discussing with the other men the political situation, our futures, our jobs, whether or not we were going in the right direction. Then too I didn't find the adjustment to civilian life very easy after being away two and one half years. It seemed evident to me that my world as I'd known it had gone. I was concerned about such things as economic uncertainties, the unrest, the hate in the world, and the atomic bomb. Frankly, the situation seemed so overwhelming that I came under its mesmeric influence in short order. It all came to a head soon after I got home. I came down with a very painful and crippling condition in my legs and hands. Within a few days I was almost completely helpless. I couldn't walk or even use my hands.

Activities for the Armed Services
September 9, 1961

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