A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
When the people saw that neither the Teacher nor the disciples were there, they got into the boats and crossed to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found Jesus on the other side of the lake, they said, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them: “The truth is, you do not search for me because you have seen signs, but because you ate your fill of the bread. You should not work for food that does not last, but for food that endures to eternal life; this is what the Chosen One can give you, for the Chosen One bears the seal of Abba God. “At this they said, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” Jesus replied, “This is the work of God: you must believe in the One sent by God.” The crowd asked Jesus, “What sign are you going to give to show us that we should believe in you? What will you do? Our ancestors had manna to eat in the desert; as Scripture says, ‘God gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ “Jesus said to them, “I tell you solemnly, It was not Moses who gave you bread from Heaven; it is Abba God who gives you the bread from Heaven. For the bread of God is the One who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world.”
“Teacher,” they said, “give us this bread from now on.” Jesus explained to them, “I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever be hungry; no one who believes in me will ever be thirsty. ”
The Good News as spoken through John.