Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Here's the cure for perfectionism

Saint Paul

I'm afraid I ran out of time yesterday and didn't end up offering you a post for the Conversion of St. Paul. But the following quotation gives us a teaching by the great reformer Martin Luther that seems really appropriate for yesterday and today as well:

This life, therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, 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 is actively going on. This is not the goal but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed.
It is not our job to make ourselves perfect. We do need to cultivate, however, a willingness to allow ourselves to be made perfect in God's good time.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this quote which reminds us that this is all a PROCESS...

    annie c


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