There once was a young man who longed to mature as a Christian, but he needed to find the right master to instruct him on how to do so. He searched for many years, but he could not find anyone he deemed worthy. Until one day, he finally came across a pastor full of knowledge, spirituality and charisma.

The young man approached him after service one Sunday and said, “Pastor, I have been searching so many years to find you! Please teach me the ways. I struggle with lust, envy, bitterness, greed, and pride.”

The pastor replied, “I too struggle with lust, envy, bitterness, greed, and pride.”

The young man immediately felt discouraged. “How can you help me then? I have searched long and hard to find the one who can lead me to maturity, and yet I am realizing that everyone is just as flawed as I am.”

The pastor replied, “Well maybe now then you are finally ready to mature as a Christian.”  

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