[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of May 31–June 2 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 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. 61 - Turning Troubles into Opportunities

Host: Most of us are looking for harmony—freedom from trouble in our homelife, our relationships with others, our jobs. But the magazine Douglas News suggests a different outlook. "If all of us would start to look for more troubles," the writer says, "and learn to handle them cheerfully and with good judgment—as opportunities rather than irritations—we would find ourselves getting ahead at a surprising rate."

It's an interesting thought. What do you think makes a situation a trouble or an opportunity?

Speaker: The difference isn't in the situation but in our attitude toward it. If we're afraid of a problem or don't know what to do about it, we'll build it up in our thought so it's even more threatening. But if we look at the situation in the true light of spiritual understanding, we see how powerless it is to harm us, and we know we can cope with the trouble. Then we see it as an opportunity to prove the supremacy of good and, incidentally, to learn more of God and His love for man.

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