NARRATOR: The next day when the people saw that both Jesus and his disciples had gone, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they asked —
PEOPLE: Rabbi, when did you come here?
JESUS: Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.
PEOPLE: What must we do to perform the works of God?
JESUS: This is the work of God, that you believe in the one whom God has sent.
PEOPLE: What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “God gave them bread from heaven to eat.”
JESUS: Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.
PEOPLE: Sir, give us this bread always.
JESUS: I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Sunday Readings: Exodus 16.2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4.17, 20-24; John 6.24-35