All Does not Yet Gleam

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

The Whole Business of Life

Obedience appears to me more and more the whole business of life, the only road to love and peace—the cross and the crown in one… What indeed can we imagine Heaven to be but unimpeded obedience.

— C.S. Lewis, Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths (1936)