It seems what I need is not a better and improved 'me'. The more I get older the more I come to the idea that what 'me' needs is not to be come better or improved.
It needs to repent.
It needs to repent from the idea of what it needs is to be improved or become better!
What 'me' needs is to die and be no more. It needs death and resurrection, not just death, it needs new life, not just an improved one.
Even other religions hint at this. I know in my study before becoming a 'Christian', Buddhism advocates some form of nothingness. What is the difference? In Buddhism it is self help - you have to do this for yourself.
In Christianity, it is done for you.
OK. Comparative religion is sometimes a luny exercise, but it shows to me that Christianity has the WHOLE TRUTH.