“This life is not godliness, but growth in godliness;
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.”
[A Defense and Explanation of All Articles (AE 32:24)]