I mentioned once that when I first read the spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis many years ago, I felt uncomfortable because I was still my own man, with not much humility in me. Now I want to be like Jesus. I read the book again and loved it ~ a clear sign that I have grown and progressed spiritually. The Lord has mercifully and graciously nurtured me in all these intervening years. Cause for rejoicing.