Motoring through the country at the height of the season, the tourist frequently sees a "No Vacancy" sign prominently displayed on motels and other tourist accommodations. These signs have often prompted the writer to reflect on how important it is that every individual meet each suggestion of error which may ask for accommodation with a mental "No Vacancy" sign.

Mary Baker Eddy has given her followers the blueprint for such a sign in frequent passages in her writings, such as the following from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 392): "Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously." Following this statement are two especially cogent paragraphs which have helped Christian Scientists to bar evil from their thinking and therefore from their experience.

We early learn to love and obey another such instruction, given in the article "What Our Leader Says" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210) which begins with this loving admonition: "Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them." Obedience to such instructions is not difficult, for what is involved is not an activity of the human mind under pressure of will power, but the entertainment in consciousness of that which is divinely natural to man. The Psalmist sang (Ps. 16:8), "I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved."

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