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Parable of the friend who was aroused in the night by the persistent friend

Deacon Don Griffith Special to The News The parable gives a vivid description of conditions in a Palestinian village. There are no shops, and before sunrise the housewife bakes the day’s supply of bread for the family; but it is generally known in the village if someone still has some bread left in the evening. Three loaves are regarded as a meal for one person. It is an imperative duty in the East to entertain a guest. Orientals go to sleep early. In the evening the house is dark, the oil lamp only gives a faint light. The door was shut long ago! It is bolted and locked. The bolt is a wooden or iron bar thrust through rings in the door panels; drawing the bolt is tiresome exercise and makes a lot of noise. “And the children, as well as myself, are in bed”, we are to imagine a single roomed peasant’s house in which the whole family slept on a mat in the raised part of the room. All would be disturbed if the father had to get up and draw the bolt. “I can’t”, means, “I won’t”. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!.

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