Yesterday I saw the new X-Men movie with my mom. I would consider myself an X-Men fan since I’ve seen all of the movies however there were some that were better than others. I started thinking this wasn’t going to be one of the good ones since in my opinion it started off slow, but it did eventually pick up and I got more out of it than I expected.
This particular X-Men, like the last one, goes back in time showing the characters before they were X-Men; it shows their journey. Because the series started out later on in their lives these new movies reveal the choices that led up to their final outcome, and that is what really resonated with me.
Some of the characters who end up being “bad” later on actually started out “good”. It was pain and a response to hold onto that pain that ultimately led to their deformity of character.
Some of the characters that started out “bad” end up being “good” because they saw that Evil really did not care about their well being like he pretended to. They then chose to join leaders who actually cared (think the Good Shepard).
In each scenario the defining quality of what made these individuals ultimately who they would become was their ability to choose. We do not have to hold onto pain and we do not have to stay at a lesser version of ourselves.
We can change, grow and mature.
In my inner circle since the beginning of my spiritual journey we have all made different choices and those choices have greatly affected our relationships (and characters). “Can two walk together lest they agree?” Certainly they cannot.
I personally feel I can take no credit of my own in the good choices I have made as they were all inspired by Holy Spirit. And then when I made poor choices, He used them for my good (think How To Overcome Heartbreak) 😊. I guess that is the benefit when walking with the One who created life. He puts you on the right path for you and no matter the hurdle or obstacle, you already know the end result:
I have never watched the Xmen but I enjoyed reading your take on this movie and our life’s expectations of growth and meaning in many areas of our lives.