Not Being, but Becoming


This life, therefore, is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise; we are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished, but it is going on; this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.

Martin Luther


2 responses »

  1. Best Valerie,

    You posted a few of Luther’s qoutes on Femina (Dicipleship, 30 September 2012).
    Whould you mind letting me know from which of his works they came?

    Kind regards,
    Annemien Mattheus
    South Africa

  2. Annemien,

    My apologies for not responding to this earlier. Somehow it escaped my notice. If I did not note sources, then I probably came across the quotes out of context, so I don’t know where they came from. You might try searching Google Books to see if you can find the sources.

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