[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of January 12-18 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 302 - Learning to Forgive

Questioner: Many people find it hard not to nurse a grudge after they have been wronged. A person may be able to pretend that it doesn't bother him. And perhaps he can even pardon someone who has seriously wronged him. But the hurt lingers on, doesn't it?Speaker: It lingers just as long as we let it. It may linger five minutes; it may linger fifty years. But it doesn't really have to linger at all.

When we feel we have been wronged, it's important to examine what it is that hurts. Isn't it essentially our pride rankling or our self-will bristling or our own egotism feeling deeply wounded?

Words of Current Interest
January 20, 1968

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