I would appreciate if answers can cite the individuals or religious-paradigm that derive the answer.
The concept of being 'deserving' suggested an availability, if not a right, to something. 'Deserving' would thus seem to be a metaphysical form of ownership.
In that regard, 'asking for more than you deserve' is equivalent to 'asking for something you do not own'?
If deserving gives one a right, then grounding is given for righteousness. Is this 'right' rooted in ownership / relationship:
she deserves a the book they are deserving of liberty
or is there any context in which we can construct a sense of being owed or entitled, with specifying a thing that someone deserves
his wretched state made him quite deserving
(e.g. I cannot even say if this last statement is sensical)
The question may be further clarified by considering the difference between
asking for something of which you are not deserving
Will you allow me access to the city?
Will you let me speak my mind?
asking for a mundane thing that you do not own
May I have one of your apples?
Consider the differences between these and tangible thing with essential symbolism
May I have some water?
Thus, does there exist any cultural traditions/customs when asking for more than is deserved? (this may have too many culturally-specific answers to be part of the answer to the main question)