I love what Martin Luther says here. When I was “young,” I thought I had made in knowledge and maturity. Now I am humbled by how much I don’t know, yet I am still excited by how much more I am allowed to grow and to learn. And that ultimately, I am being cleansed of all that is irrelevant in my relationship to God.
“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 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