Healing truth: we're free to be us, and perfect in our imperfections

St. Francis stated that the process of purification, will continue throughout our life. He states:

"we must not be disturbed at our imperfections, since for us, perfection simply means never giving up in simply trying to do better. Imperfections cannot deprive us of spiritual life". St. Therese says growth in the spiritual life is a gradual process. She said: "I am simply resigned to see myself imperfect, and in this, I find my joy".