This life is not a state of being righteous, but rather a growth of righteousness; not a state of being healthy, but a period of healing; not a state of being, but becoming; not a state of rest, but of exercise and activity.
We are not yet what we will be,
but we grow toward it;
The process is not yet finished,
but is still going on;
This life is not the end,
it is a way to a better.
All does not yet shine with glory;
nevertheless, all is being purified.
[via all things new.]