Old Testament: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 or 1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalter: Psalm 130 or Psalm 34:1-8
Epistle: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Gospel: John 6:35, 41-51
Bread of life, you taught us to put away bitterness and anger, and with tenderhearted kindness to share the fruit of our labor with the needy. Strengthen us by your grace, that in communion with you, we may forgive one another and live in love as Christ loved us. Amen.