Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ever feel like a mutant?

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor 3:17)

For whatever reason, a recent reading of this verse brought this picture to mind:

Remember him? From that *cough* wonderful *cough* third X-Men movie? The one that tries to squash the entire Jean Gray/Phoenix storyline into one movie?

His name is Jimmy, or Leech. When any of the mutants in the movie is in his presence, he neutralizes the effects of their mutant genes -- Beast loses his furry blue appearance, Juggurnaut loses his invulnerability, Kitty can no longer phase through walls. In Jimmy’s little circle of influence, the mutations don’t matter.

Ever feel like a mutant? Like there’s something just inherently different and strange about the way you’re designed? or Like something has morphed in you because of something life threw your way?

There’s a place you can go that negates it all.

The flip side: (Because it’s hard for me to look at one thought without considering it from a different angle.)

You may not be happy with your mutation, your gift, your design. But when we all pool our abilities together, they become assets, not liabilities. I think one part of living in freedom from our mutations may be nothing more than learning how to embrace and use them.

Not being bound by them, but living free in them.

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