Deep Is the Hunger: Meditations for Apostles of Sensitiveness

Deep Is the Hunger: Meditations for Apostles of Sensitiveness

Deep Is the Hunger: Meditations for Apostles of Sensitiveness

Deep Is the Hunger: Meditations for Apostles of Sensitiveness

Synopsis

Meditations by Howard Thurman on timeless religious themes: A Sense of History, A Sense of Self, A Sense of Presence, and For the Quiet. Originally written for the bulletin at the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco.

Excerpt

My custom is to write a weekly meditation for the calendar of the Sunday services at our church. As a result of many requests, fifty of these meditations were first published in 1947, followed, a year later, by a second edition which included fifty additional meditations. The response has been such that a third edition, greatly enlarged, is now being sent forth to reach an even wider audience. Included in this edition is a special group of twenty-five "working papers," which we have used in the thirty-minute meditation period which precedes the service each Sunday morning. It is hoped that they will find a place of meaning in the lives of those who, though not a part of our service, share profoundly in the same quest and hunger for God.

The title, Apostles of Sensitiveness, was used as the subject of an address which I gave at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City in February, 1946, under the auspices of the Interracial Fellowship of Greater New York. I am deeply of the mind that there is a need for materials of refreshment, challenge and renewal for those who are intent upon establishing islands of fellowship in a sea of racial, religious and national tensions. My experiences in sharing in the development of a church dedicated to so crucial an under-

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