[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the week of October 9–15 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 900 stations. This is one of the weekly programs prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 132 - You Can Do Your Best

INTERVIEWER: There is a great deal of emphasis today on hard-fought competition. One aspect of this is described in an article on school athletics in "The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science." The author, James S. Coleman, says: "The community supports the team, and the team rewards the community when it wins. The team is a community enterprise, and its successes are shared by the community. ..." (© 1961, by The American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.) Now, some young people are undoubtedly taxed very sternly by competition of various kinds. Do you think the teachings of the Bible offer any practical help to young people who want to do their best?

SPEAKER: Yes, I do. There is much practical help in the inspired Word of the Bible that brings release from tension and the bitterness so often found in competition. The Bible shows us the way to get rid of the attitudes of thought that would inhibit us, that would prevent us from doing our best.

INTERVIEWER: What would you say some of those things are which keep us from performing our best?

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