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Simply put the person asking for bread in the middle of the night is not admirable but is rude. He does not know or does not care about shame.

By the way does everyone know what BFF is? It is part of the new lingo of texting, which is kind of like shorthand. BFF is “Best Friends Forever.” And now that you know this should be a negative quality, then you know that the sermon title is somewhat sarcastic.

Therefore this parable is not about persistence of prayer. Say it with me, “This parable is not about persistence of prayer.” Most of the time when people talk about persistent prayer, it translates into keep asking over and over until God changes His mind. As if… Often this parable is cited as support but I hope that we have seen that this not the point of the parable.

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