[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the week of January 22–28 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. 147 - What You Can Do About Community Problems

INTERVIEWER: Sometimes community problems look so big it is no wonder some people feel that the individual doesn't count for very much. But everybody wants to live in a neighborhood that is safe, friendly, morally sound, and well run. And most people would agree, there is more to this than just voting, paying taxes, or keeping informed. But people ask: What good can one person do?

SPEAKER: Actually everyone can contribute something of value to the community. Each individual has daily opportunities to be a powerful influence for good in the community. As a matter of tact, I am sure we agree that anything worthwhile that ever happens in the community has to begin with an individual.

One of the glorious promises of the Bible is the importance of the individual in God's sight . We should never underestimate the influence for good which we can be when we are spiritually enlightened in the way we think and in the way we live.

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