Let This Mind Be in You

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#62: “Let This Mind Be in You”
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1 Corinthians 11:1

1Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

Philippians 2:5
5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

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Let This Mind Be in You

“Let This Mind Be in You” is episode #62 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Paul McCusker, and originally aired on February 18, 1989.


While Whit is gone for a few days, Connie tries to become just like him, but fails in various ways.


Whit is going out of town for a couple of days. He puts Connie and Eugene in charge of Whit's End. Connie is nervous about it - she doesn't want to do anything wrong. But Whit tells both her and Eugene that he's left a note that explains everything they need to know. Whit has even included the phone number where he can be reached if they have any questions. Connie still isn't sure about the arrangement, but Whit says all they have to do is run the place the way he would run it. Eugene tells Whit not to worry because everything will be under control. With that assurance, Whit leaves.

The next day, Connie shows up for work dressed like Whit. She figures that if she's supposed to be like Whit, she might as well look like him. Meanwhile, Eugene tries to decide what to do with a delivery of paint. He wonders where Whit is planning to use it. Eugene recalls Whit saying something about repainting the Bible Room and decides to complete the task himself to surprise Whit.

Downstairs, Connie takes on Whit's role with a vengeance. First, she interprets for Jack Davis and Lucy Cunningham-Schultz the biblical story of Jacob wrestling with the angel. Then Connie attempts to fix the malfunctioning Bible Room mirror. Finally, she helps Jimmy solve an ethical dilemma, advising him not to tell his father about being sent to the principal over a shoving match. Connie's attempts to be like Whit fail dismally: Her biblical explanation confuses Jack and Lucy; she breaks the Bible Room mirror; and Jimmy's father, George Barclay, mildly reproves Connie for her poor advice to Jimmy.

Connie is upset. She removes her "Whit sweater" and tells Eugene about her failures. Eugene tells her that being like Whit doesn't mean Connie has to be Whit. Connie can't be anyone else. She has to be herself.

Unfortunately, Eugene hasn't handled things perfectly, either. When Whit returns and sees the Bible Room, he informs Eugene that the paint was for a storage shed outside. Whit asks Eugene if he and Connie read the note. Whit's instructions about the paint and the Bible Room mirror were clearly spelled out there. If they had questions, all they had to do was call! Connie and Eugene sheepishly admit their mistakes, having learned about both imitation and obedience.

Discussion Questions

  1. In this episode, who did Whit represent?
    • What did his letter signify?
    • If Connie and Eugene had called Whit, what would their call have represented?
  2. Why did Connie try to be Whit?
    • Why didn’t she succeed?
  3. What does it mean to be an “imitator of Christ”?
    • How can you best do that?



  • Connie asks Eugene to go bowling in this show, yet when she and Mitch go bowling years later, she knows hardly anything about it.



Connie Kendall: Sometimes you make a lot of sense, Eugene.
Eugene Meltsner: Sometimes???