a Luther quote

I discovered this Luther quote via another blog.  Since our church had our Reformation celebration today, I thought it was a good day to share it.  Thank you, God, for Martin Luther!

Martin Luther once said: “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.” [A Defense and Explanation of All Articles (AE 32:24).]

I like that, especially as a description of the Christian life.  Plus, it fits in well with my “not finished yet” blog theme, doesn’t it? 🙂