[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the week of September 4-10 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. 127 - Can I Forgive and Forget?

INTERVIEWER: A rather humorous reference to forgiving and forgetting was made by the Reverend Ralph W. Sockman in one of his radio sermons: "A husband said to his wife, Come now, I thought you had agreed to forgive and forget.' 'Yes,' she replied, but I don't want you to forget that I have forgiven and forgotten.'" Some wrongs seem very hard to forgive and almost impossible, to forget, especially if one has been subjected to abuse, slander, deceit, injustice, or loss. What does the Bible tell us about this?

SPEAKER: I fed the Bible teaches something very specific about the importance of and the need for forgiveness. I think that we have got to begin to understand real forgiveness from the standpoint of God as ever-present, all-encompassing divine Love. When we understand the allness of Love, we have a basis for true forgiveness, that is, the destruction of anything unlike Love on see divine Love is an unfailing source of all good. It includes such qualities as mercy, justice, loving-kindness, and purity.

September 12, 1964

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