[The above is an abbreviated, postproduotion text of the program released for broadcast the week of January 19-25 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. 303 - What Makes a House a Home?

Questioner: In recent years there has been a great upsurge in the building of houses and apartments and urban renewal projects to provide better housing. Living quarters often appear to be more beautiful and better equipped than ever before. But I wonder, does better housing necessarily mean that better living goes with it?

Speaker: No, it doesn't. It often seems easier to build a house than a home. I've always liked the statement a little girl made when she said, "We have a home; we just don't have a house to put it in!" She evidently saw the importance of the real ingredients of home—that it isn't merely a material structure.

Questioner: By ingredients I don't imagine you mean pieces of furniture and things we see beautiful pictures of in home fashion magazines. I gather you're talking about something different.

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Words of Current Interest
January 27, 1968

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