X-Men:Days of Future Past, Part 1

In the comics and the movies the X-Men are a collection of people who have "evolved." They are the next evolution of humanity. They have the "X" gene which produces transformed humans.

In the same way the Bible calls us to be a people transformed; to evolve. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world any longer but be transformed by the renewing of your minds..." (Romans 12:1-2)

The transformation God asks for from us is not dependent on our DNA but our choices. He says, "I'll renew your minds with new knowledge. It'll provide a new perspective on life, on creation, and the reality that surrounds you, and the way you should live in light of it all. You choose to allow that renewal to produce transformation in your actions." In short, evolve. Become different.

The Bible says it a different way when it tells us, "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I put the childish ways behind me." (1 Corinthians 13:11). Evolve.

Christianity is not just a religion, its a choice. Not just a mark for some census, but a collection of choices that, together, define a life that's...different. Evolved. A transformation from the basic, animalistic, me first, instincts all of humanity is prone to, to a better way of living. One which demonstrates a knowledge of the inherent connection between everything and everyone, and one which honors that connection by moving through it guided by the higher ideal of love.

Like to the X-Men, God is asking us to evolve. To become different. Only, the next evolution of humanity is not produced by DNA but by choice; to choose to break free from the animalistic desires that guide us, and *choose* a higher way of living; an enlightened way. To become different, to evolve. Will you?