Monday, March 09, 2009

This Life

I discovered this quotation today, and found it both refreshing and challenging. Its eloquence reminds me of poetry, and it certainly has the potency of poetry! I hope you find it as encouraging as I did.

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 ~


  1. Great quote! Thank you for sharing it:-)

    Lots of love,

  2. OH thank you for this!!! This has made my day today! :) Thank you for sharing it!! Have a blessed week!

  3. Hi there, :)
    I just love your blog. Thank you for posting this quote. ;) Feel free to stop on over, and say hi! I would love to get to know you better. :) Your so talented!

  4. You were right! That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.


  5. Wow, Shannon. That is such an encouraging quote, but challenging, just as you said! May I put it on my blog as well? It is just too good not to share!

    By His grace, for His glory,
    Jane Ellen

  6. I'm so glad you all like it!

    Melissa, it's nice to "meet" you! I had a great time checking out your blog!

    Jane Ellen, of course you may use the quotation on your blog!

    Yours in Christ,

  7. I love this. It goes along with my theme lately of looking toward the day of fufillment instead of expecting it here on earth. Thanks for finding and sharing it!


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