This week’s parasha contains the priestly blessing. When the kohanim stand before the ark to bless the people they recite three verses, taking their cue from the Hazzan, they repeat these short verses word by word after the Hazzan. Rav Ovadia Yosef explains that for any blessing to take effect, we must be active participants. In the prayer service this is reflected by the fact that the Hazzan is our emissary and he essentially tells the priests what they need to say. We are showered with many blessings but in order to actualize them, we must play our role.