Community and Prophet's Dream II, 1961 May 21
In this final sermon on "Community and the Will of God," Thurman finishes with the prophet's dream of lion and lamb lying down together. Thurman says that those who dream of utopia and community often make them on the basis of discrimination – there are insiders and there are outsiders who stand as threat to community. For this reason, Thurman says that the dream of community must extend to all living things, a dream in which no manifestation of life will be a threat. In this sermon, Thurman offers one of his main theses: meaningful experiences of unity are more compelling than the things that divide. It is these experiences that will undermine the barriers that separate, and bring the prophet's dream into frutition.
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