[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of August 22–28 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. 386 - When Are the Good Hours?

[The speaker is Jack Krieger. The questioner is Ron Clifford.]

Questioner: Many men and women enjoy their jobs, but others are bored and can't wait for what they feel are the good hours—the hours after work, weekends, vacations. Some positions appear to be routine; for instance, agricultural work such as picking fruit, automotive work on an assembly line, office work in a typing pool.

Speaker: I think it would be helpful to examine what underlies dullness and boredom on the job or off. It's quite possible that a person who feels his job is dull may be bringing dull concepts to the job. Many lively, intelligent people are able to make a creative contribution to jobs that others have found dull and routine, bringing an active awareness of their purpose and identity. Actually, none of us can really be separated from purposeful activity and the joy and enthusiasm that go with it, because God has endowed man with the ability to express God-given qualities of thought.

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August 30, 1969

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