Immortal scars?

My old man!

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

"that you put off, concerning your former conduct,
 the old man which is corrupt according to its deceitful
 lusts" Ephesians 4:22

I plainly see that neither my old man nor my new man
can be mended. The one is too bad — the other too good.

There is no patching or painting the old man to advantage;
it will still be "corrupt, according to its deceitful lusts."

The new man needs neither patching nor painting, for it is
"created in righteousness and true holiness." (Ephes. 4:24)

What is "born of the flesh is flesh" — and will act after its nature.
What is "born of the Spirit is spirit" — and will aspire to its source!