A Faith to Live By, Part 5: Man (continued), 1952 October 12


In the fifth sermon of this series, Thurman invites us into a reexamination of what it means to be human beings. "What am I? What are you?" he asks. Thurman suggests three answers to the question: 1.) We are dreamers, and our vitality is sustained by our dreaming. 2.) We are builders of worlds, and though our building never fulfills its blueprint, the greatness of our plans feed our dreams and hopes, and 3.) We are children of God, beings of infinite worth. Thurman ends saying that a culture, civilization, or institution that recognizes this dimension of humanity can survive – but one which refuses to do so is already bound towards death.

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