I just saw the 12:01 AM premier of The Bourne Ultimatum. I was eagerly anticipating this final installment in the Bourne trilogy, and I was not at all disappointed. In fact, I was really challenged by a particular scene where Bourne is forced to kill or be killed. Following his actions, he is faced with the reality of what he did, and he remarks to his friend that he never forgets the faces of those he kills and he wishes he could be rid of what he has done: he wishes he could be a different person. The late AW Tozer once wrote of a similar concept. In Whatever Happened to Worship?, Tozer said, "Much of our problem in continuing fellowship with a holy God is that many Christians repent only for what they do, rather than for what they are." We don't simply need forgiveness each time we sin but a total washing of our entire nature. We need forgiveness for who we are so we can become who God wants us to be.
Later on in the film Bourne has the choice to do what's right: the choice to end his ruthless lifestyle. He chooses to do what's right and reveals that change is possible. In the movie it comes down to a person's will, but in reality it comes down to a person's will combined with God's grace.