In this sermon, on a passage selected by Father John as we begin Lent, Jesus tells a parable about a friend coming to us at midnight seeking our help because his cupboards are bare. The text is Luke 11:5-13. This parable reveals that we so often have little to give others in need that truly ministers to them. It also reveals that what we do give to others is often borrowed. But the parable does more than reveal these truths – it also speaks of the Friend to whom we can run, whose storehouse is never empty, and by whose grace we are given an adequacy not of our own. This service was held at Greencastle Presbyterian Church as Saint Andrew’s, together with Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, began the season of Lent.