Radical Change

The best stories have a character arc, in which a character changes throughout the events of the story. The movie Iron Man (directed by Jon Favreau [Paramount Pictures, 2008]), for example, starts with the smart, famous Tony Stark, an egotistical, rich genius who is kidnapped by terrorists. While imprisoned, he learns that his weapons are being used by terrorists to harm innocent people. He escapes and later becomes Iron Man, the superhero. He still has an ego but has developed into someone who fights for others. Sanctification creates that kind of change in our life story. It radically changes who we are.