Benedict XVI on God the Father – 4

“In our prayer we learn to enjoy the beauty of being friends, even children of God, to call upon Him with the confidence and trust that has a child toward their Father . . . [despite] the absence of a father, the problem of a father who is not present for his children, which is a widespread problem in our time and the father figure is often not perceived as sufficiently positive in people’s everyday lives” (General Audience, 5/23/12).