In the story from Luke 11:5-8, a man needs to set out food for unexpected visitors. In this instance, the need is not even for himself, it is for others. Hospitality was extremely important in Jewish culture. It was no doubt embarrassing for him to have to go to his neighbor in the middle of the night and admit that he did not even have bread for his visitors. How humiliating!
For reflection: In my prayers, am I asking for my needs and the needs of others? If I have all I need, whose needs can I attend to?
Let us pray. Jesus, I am knocking on your door. There are needs.