His Father Worked Sixteen-Hour Days – but Samuel Black Never Knew a Better Love or Discipline Than His Dad.
Martin Luther is frequently misquoted as having said a milkmaid doing her duty well is more a worker of God than a monk in prayer at the monastery. The idea, and the truth, is that God isn’t the one who needs our good works – our neighbor is. It is the people all around us who need us to do simple, everyday, ordinary acts of love. For Samuel Black, there was no greater teacher of this value of good work and showing love to others than his father John, Sr. John worked sixteen-hour days to provide for his family – and communicated love and discipline with nothing more than a look. See their story in the clip below.