You might be thinking that I am going to advertise or highlight some international event that is specific to foreign languages. I’m sorry, but I’m going to go a different which I tend to do in most of my posts. This “foreign language event” was a basketball game. “How was it a foreign language event?” you might ask. It’s because I am a fish out of water at any sporting event. People were shouting phrases from the bleachers when I’m used to shouting Amen. Calls were being made by referees, and I just sit there and watch who has the ball.
I used to begrudge how I am wired. I tried to be an athlete and failed. I attempted to be other things, discovered who I am and eventually became content with that. Sporting events are not my element, but I have learned to try to blend in.
Just because you do not understand something does not mean that you can’t appreciate it. God created diversity. If it is special to Him, then we should embrace it. We often have to do things that bump our comfort zone. Although we may not place ourselves in those situations on a consistent basis, we can still appreciate the exposure and celebrate those things for what they are. So the next time you are at a sporting event, look for the clueless guy. That just might be me.