CHRISTIAN SCIENCE thinking involves constant separation of error from Truth — the divorcing of oneself from the first, the allying of oneself with the second. One may not be responsible for the thoughts which come to him, but he is responsible for the acceptance and entertainment of them. Thoughts which do not come from God, good, are evil suggestions to be dismissed; thoughts which do come from God are spiritual truths to be retained.

The process of separation may be likened to the threshing of wheat, whereby the chaff is blown away and the grain is retained. One method of accomplishing this has been by the use of a fan. Hence the apt definition of "fan" given by Mary Baker Eddy on page 586 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Separator of fable from fact; that which gives action to thought."

"Called unto liberty"
March 18, 1939

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