Prayer: Struggle And Perseverance
God can transform all of this in us if we go to Him, if we persevere in our prayer. I love this end quote from the Holy Father's teaching today:
In reading the Pope's remarks today, I was brought back to today's Gospel reading on the Vine and Branches (John 15:1`8). We need to be pruned throughout our lives and we need to remember that without God we, on our own can do nothing. At times the pruning may come through the struggle. Prayer will help us accept the pruning, which can be painful at times. It will also help us to cultivate the virtue of humility that we need in approaching God in our prayer.
Prayer is vital to our relationship with God, but it takes effort on our part. As the Holy Father states, God will bless our efforts if we approach Him in all humility.
Well, enough of my musings, go read the rest of the Holy Father's catechesis for this week.