John 3 is a talk between Jesus and a man named Nicodemus. Midway into the talk, Jesus asks, “You’re a teacher, and yet you don’t these things?” I have to believe Nicodemus didn’t see this talk with Jesus ending this way.
And yet, striving to be more like Jesus comes with these moments of vulnerability. Jesus came to expose our ignorance & guilt. We can run from it or we can resolve it. But if we accept our need for new birth & a fresh start, Jesus also came to save us.