[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of June 27-July 3 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. 378 - The Love That Makes Free

[The speaker is Harvey Wood. The questioner is Robert McKinnon.]

Questioner: The fight for freedom is very much in the news—the activities of people fighting for freedom around the world in many different ways. Everyone, whatever his national, racial, social, or financial background, wants to be free—and to feel free, which is perhaps even more important. There's an attitude of not wanting to be merely but to be loved and respected as well.

Speaker: You've put your finger right on the core of this problem. Is it a fight for freedom or a fight for love and respect? There really isn't any genuine freedom without love. You can't separate them. They go hand in hand. I think this is why the fight for freedom can be so frustrating if it's based on violence and hate. These attitudes simply lead to the exchange of one form of oppression for another. Many people are finding that as they begin to express more of the God who is Love, they make real progress in finding freedom both within and without.

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July 5, 1969

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