Dr. King Sermon Rough Draft - "Man Incurably Religious"

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The document, shown here, is a rough draft of sermon notes, prepared by Dr. King, under the title "Man Incurably Religious." The exact timeframe, of this sermon draft, is unknown. Dr. King, in this draft, puts the spotlight on examples such as a baby's attachment to a mother, a flower's direction toward the sun and the flight pattern of a pigeon. He used a quotation of St. Augustine that said, "We come forth from God and we shall be homesick until we return to him."

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Dr. King Sermon Rough Draft - "Man Incurably Religious"
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Man Incurably Religious Why does the sweet baby, born an hour ago, reach out its tiny hands towards its Mother's breast for nourishment - who told it to do so? Why does the carrier pigeon, taken a thousand miles away and released, return straight to its former home as if guided by some invisible angle - who gave it this instinct and endowed it with such accuracy of flight? Why does the soul of men, lying amid the wreck of its own undoing, yet crave communion with the Eternal, like the flower that ever turns toward the light? Augustine answered the question. "We came forth from God and we shall be homesick until we retun to him."
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