A Life of “Becoming”

This life is not godliness, but growth in godliness;

not health, but healing;
not being, but becoming;
not rest, but exercise.
We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way;
the process is not yet finished, but it has begun;
this is not the goal, but it is road;
at present all does not gleam and glitter, but everything is being purified.

 

Martin Luther
[A Defense and Explanation of All Articles (AE 32:24)]

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