I think one clear sign of a man having entered Spiritual Maturity is that inferior expressions of God's image lose their appeal.
Take, for instance, the image of an emaciated (or overweight), hurt and confused run-away Prince sitting under the sanctuary of the Tree. He sits there, observing things, until suddenly stricken with pang after pang of covetous envy at how innocently and joyfully well-fed his neighbors were.
This free-joy of theirs demonstrated the presence of universal worth before God, which was surprising to the skinny-fat young prince, since they'd then appeared quite a bit better off than he did, and this though they'd been far less materially prosperous than his own personal "lineage" in the eyes of "the world" had afforded him the "privilege" of considering himself. Uh oh!
Seeing their greater enjoyment of all this freely-given universal joy, …