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Pope: He Who Abandons Himself to God, Blesses The World

spk1 00:01:10"Our whole life is like this long night of struggle and prayer, to be consumed in the pursuit of a blessing from God, which cannot be taken or won counting on our own strength, but must be received with humility." Benedict XVI drew from Genesis to continue the program of catechesis dedicated to Christian prayer. And the story of Jacob, who waged a difficult struggle against a mysterious aggressor, gave him the opportunity to clarify that prayer is "the fight of faith and victory in perseverance". "The biblical text -- the Pope explained -- speaks to us of the long night in search of God, of the struggle to know His name and see His face." Prayer, in fact, "requires trust, closeness, as if b ...

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