It's not difficult to grasp the central message of Jesus' ministry. Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God. And if you do this, you flourish. The mystery, of course, is not in understanding these words, the trick is in actually doing it. We plumb this mystery until the day we die.
Jesus tells us that the only way to reap the benefits, to be blessed, is to always persist in praying. Pray with your lips and pray with your life. And when you are blessed, you will bless others.