Sharing in God's Abundance - A Responsive Reading

Sharing in God’s Abundance

Responsive Reading

 John 10:10

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

 Leader:           The essence of God’s nature is love and righteousness. There is no division with   God.  God does not abandon people.

Respondent:   I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Leader:           God acts to destroy oppression. God summons everyone—you, me, the world, the church community—to freedom and accountability. 

Respondent:   I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Leader:           To proclaim the Kingdom of God is to do battle with every setting and every structure which rob people of their humanity.

Respondent:   I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Leader:           Can you imagine a world that does not pursue the division of humankind—with an invisible line that separates God creatures? 

Respondent:   I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Leader:           Can you imagine what our society would look like if we as human beings would utilize the nature of God that is part of our existence, which is part of our humanity? 

Respondent:   I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Leader:           Each group, any person, every culture has something of worth necessary to establishing, maintaining, and enhancing our humanity.   

Respondent:   I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Leader:           Let’s stop creating lines of oppression that divide humanity and suppress God’s creative activity. Let’s begin to use this day and every day that God gives us to reflect God’s nature. 

All:                  I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.